Cretaceous Environments of Asia
- H. Okada, Oyo Corporation Kyushu Office, 2-21-36 Ijiri, Minami-ku, Fukuoka 811-1302, Japan.
- N.-J. Mateer, University of California, 1111 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94607-5200, USA.
This synthesis discusses aspects of stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology, geochemistry, tectonics, petrology, mineralogy, and geophysics. The research results are summarised by country, and include Far East Russia, Mongolia, eastern China, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and India. Although these countries do not encompass the entire region, this coverage provides an excellent perspective of the evolution of the region during the Cretaceous.
The records incorporated in this book present a wealth of marine and nonmarine data on climate, biotic diversity, circulation and chemistry of the ocean as well as fundamental plume tectonism. The latter appears to have caused much of the environmental change in this broad region, including both an enhanced greenhouse effect and high sea levels.
For stratigraphers, paleontologists and environmental geologists.
- Published: March 2000
- Imprint: ELSEVIER
- ISBN: 978-0-444-50276-6