Carbonates in Continental Settings

Facies, Environments, and Processes

Edited by

  • A.M. Alonso-Zarza, Dptº Petrología y Geoquímica. Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040, Madrid, Spain
  • Lawrence Tanner, Center for the Study of Environmental Change, Department of Biological Sciences, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY 13214, USA

This book provides an up-to-date compilation of the latest research on the petrography, facies, paleonvironmental significance and economic aspects of continental carbonates. The overall organization of the book first emphasizes the descriptive aspects and processes operating on carbonate deposits in greatly varied settings, and then considers applications for basin analysis, as well as economic and historical aspects. This volume will be a valuable tool for graduate and postgraduate students as well as for experienced researchers. All colour figures have been included on a web site http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780444535269/. The second part (volume 62 in this series) will deal with the geochemistry, diagenesis and applications of carbonates in continental settings.
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Audience

sedimentologists, petroleum geologists, geomorphologists, paleontologists, soil scientists

 

Book information

  • Published: October 2009
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53025-7


Table of Contents

1. Lacustrine carbonates (E.H. Gierlowski-Kordesch); 2. Palustrine carbonates (A.M. Alonso-Zarza, and V.P. Wright); 3. Fluvial and associated carbonate deposits (C. Arenas-Abad, M. Vázquez-Urbez, G. Pardo-Tirapu, and C. Sancho-Marcén); 4. Calcareous spring deposits in continental settings (B. Jones, and R.W. Renaut); 5. Calcretes (A.M. Alonso-Zarza, and V.P. Wright); 6. Karst (S. Frisia, and A. Borsato); 7. Invertebrate and vertabrate trace fossils from continental carbonates (J.F. Genise, R.N. Melchor, E.S. Bellosi, and M. Verde)