Classic Coal

Tim’s Pick of his Top 15 ‘Classic’ Coal Papers

  1. Esterle, J.S., Ferm, J.C., 1994. Spatial variability in modern tropical peat deposits from Sarawak, Malaysia and Sumatra, Indonesia: analogues for coal. International Journal of Coal Geology, 26: 1-41.
  2. Ferm, J.C., Staub, J.R., Baganz, B.P., Clark, W.J., Galloway, M.C.C.B., Hohos, E.F., Jones, T.L., Mathew, D., Pedlow III, G.W., Robinson, M.J., 1979. The shape of coal bodies, in: Ferm, J.C., Horne, J.C. (Ed.) 1979, Carboniferous depositional environments in the Appalachian Region. University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, pp. 605-619.
  3. Fielding, C.R., 1984. S or Z shaped coal seam splits in the coal measures of County Durham. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 45: 85-89.
  4. Flores, R.M., 1981. Coal deposition in fluvial paleoenvironment of the Paleocene Tongue River Member of the Fort Union Formation, Powder River Area, Wyoming and Montana, in: Ethridge, F.G., Flores, R.M. (Eds.), Recent and ancient nonmarine depositional environments: Models for exploration. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Special Publication 31, pp. 169-190.
  5. Koch, J., 1969. Mikropetrographische Untersuchungen an einigen organischen Kompoenten jungpleistozaner und holozaner Torfe Suddeutschlands und der Schweiz. Geol. Jb., 87: 333-360.
  6. Laxminarayana, C., Crosdale, P.J., 2002. Controls on methane sorption capacity of Indian coals. AAPG Bulletin, 86: 201-212.
  7. Lüttig, G., 1986. Plants to peat: The process of humification, in: Fuchsman, C.H. (Ed.), Peat and Water. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 9-19.
  8. Retallack, G.J., Veevers, J.J., Morante, R., 1996. Global coal gap between Permian-Triassic extinction and Middle Triassic recovery of peat-forming plants. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 108: 195-207.
  9. Rice, D.D., 1993. Composition and origins of coalbed gas, in: Law, B.E., Rice, D.D. (Eds.), Hydrocarbons from coal. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Studies in Geology 38, Tulsa, Oklahoma, AAPG Studies in Geology 38, pp. 159-184.
  10. Scott, A.R., 2002. Hydrogeologicic factors affecting gas content distribution in coal beds. International Journal of Coal Geology, 50: 363-387.
  11. Staub, J.R., Cohen, A.D., 1979. Snuggedy Swamp of South Carolina: a back-barrier estuarine coal-forming environment. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 49: 133-149.
  12. Stopes, M.C., 1919. On the four visible ingredients in banded bituminous coal. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 90: 470-487.
  13. Thiessen, R., 1937. Classification of coal from the viewpoint of a paleobotanist. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 88: 419-437.
  14. Waksman, S.A., Stevens, K.R., 1929. Contribution to the chemical composition of peat: V. The role of micoörganisms in peat formation and decomposition. Soil Science, 28: 315-340.
  15. Wilkins, R.W.T., George, S.C., 2002. Coal as a source rock for oil: a review. International Journal of Coal Geology, 50: 317-361.