In 2012 we lost Jean Jacques Peters, former engineer of Flanders Hydraulics Research (1964 till 1979) and international expert in sediment transport, river hydraulics and morphology. As a tribute to him we have created potamology, a virtual memorial archive whose aim is to preserve and disseminate his way of thinking and his morphological approach to river problems all over the world.This archive provides four modules, each with its specific information set relevant to Peters’ work. Where available and if not confidential, there will also be access to the full text. In dialogue with Peters’ family we continue to make his life’s work accessible.
Sedimentologie et coraux du bioherme de marbre rouge Frasnien (F2j) de Tapoumont (Massif de Phillippeville, Belgique)
Boulvain, F.; Coen-Aubert, M.; Tourneur, F. (1987). Sedimentologie et coraux du bioherme de marbre rouge Frasnien (F2j) de Tapoumont (Massif de Phillippeville, Belgique). Ann. Soc. géol. Belg. (1968) 110(2): 225-240
In: Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique. Vaillant-Carmanne: Liège. ISSN 0037-9395
The sedimentological study of the Frasnian Tapoumont red marble bioherm (Philippeville antiform, Belgium, «F2j» based on rugose corals) enables recognition of twelve microfacies. They range from sponge spicule mudstones to crinoidal, coral rudstones. Water agitation and light supply normally control the bioherm growth, but three environments do not follow the rule. They are characterized by the abundance of microorganic mats, now in form of irregular plurimetric fenestrae. cemented by radiaxial calcite. They are more and more abundant towards the centre of the buildup. Four lateral microfacies are studied. The bioherm geometry is discussed, and a weak sedimentary slope is proposed.