Chapter 1. The Nature of the Carbonate Depositional System. The Basic Nature of Carbonate Sediments and Sedimentation. (Sample images from CD-ROM in pdf format: /inca/publications/misc/622101fig1-13.pdfFig.1-13 /inca/publications/misc/622101fig1-14.pdfFig.1-14 /inca/publications/misc/622101fig1-17.pdfFig.1-17)
Origin of carbonate sediments.
The reef: a unique depositional environment.
Unique biological control over the texture and fabric of carbonate sediments.
Carbonate grain composition.
Carbonate rock classification.
Efficiency of the carbonate factory and its impact on patterns of carbonate sedimentation.
Carbonate platform types and facies models.
Chapter 2. Concepts of Sequence Stratigraphy as Applied to Carbonate Depositional Systems. (Sample images from CD-ROM in pdf format: /inca/publications/misc/622101fig2-3.pdfFig.2-3 /inca/publications/misc/622101fig2-6.pdfFig.2-6 /inca/publications/misc/622101fig2-13.pdfFig.2-13)
Eustasy, tectonics and sedimentation: the basic accommodation model.
Hierarchy of Stratigraphic Cycles.
Introduction of Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphic Models.
The Ramp Sequence Stratigraphic Model.
The Rimmed Shelf Sequence Stratigraphic Model.
The Escarpment Margin Sequence Stratigraphic Model.
Sequence Stratigraphic Model of Isolated Platforms.
High-frequency cyclicity on carbonate platforms: carbonate parasequ