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This programme takes us on a journey through Saskatchewan, Quebec, British Columbia, Texas and South Wales. It is possible to discover the nature of ancient rivers by comparing the sedimentary stru...ctures forming beneath modern rivers to sedimentary structures we find preserved in the rock record. The braided South saskatchewan and kicking Horse Pass rivers are very similar to ancient deposits found along coastlines of the Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec. Similarly the meandering Brazos river, Texas, reveals to us the secrets of the Devonian rocks near Llanstephan in South Wales.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: S338, Sedimentary processes and basin analysis
Item code: S338; 07
First transmission date: 1987
Published: 1987
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
Restrictions on use: This material can be used in accordance with The Open University conditions of use. A link to the conditions can be found at the bottom of all OUDA web pages.
Duration: 00:25:00
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Producer: Stuart Carter
Contributor: Brian Williams
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Brazos river; British Columbia; Canada; Gaspe peninsula; Kicking Horse river; Quebec; River systems; Saskatchewan; Texas; Wales
Subject terms: Rivers; Sediment transport; Sediments (geology)
Master spool number: HOU5640
Production number: FOUS442J
Videofinder number: 2007
Available to public: no