Contourites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444529985, 9780080931869

Contourites, Volume 60

1st Edition

Editors: M. Rebesco A. Camerlenghi
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444529985
eBook ISBN: 9780080931869
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 28th November 2008
Page Count: 688
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Table of Contents

Part 1. Contourite Research

  1. Introduction
  2. Personal reminiscences on the history of contourites
  3. Methods for contourite research
    Part 2. Bottom currents
  4. Abyssal and contour currents
  5. Deep-water bottom currents and their deposits
  6. Dynamics of the bottom boundary layer
    Part 3. Processes
  7. Sediment entrainment
  8. Size sorting during transport and deposition of fine sediments: sortable silt and flow speed
  9. The nature of contourite deposition
    Part 4. Sediments
  10. Traction structures in contourites
  11. Bioturbation and biogenic sedimentary structures in contourites
  12. Some aspets of diagenesis in contourites
  13. Contourite facies and the facies model
    Part 5. Morphology, geometry and palaeoceanographic reconstructions
  14. Contourite drifts: nature, evolution and controls
  15. Sediment waves and bedforms
  16. Seismic expression of contourite depositional systems
  17. Identification of ancient contourites: problems and paleoceanographic signifance
    Part 6. Domains
  18. Abyssal plain contourites
  19. Continental slope contourites
  20. Shallow water contourites
  21. Mixed turbidite-contourite systems
  22. High latituted contourites
    Part 7. Importance
  23. Economic relevance of contourites
  24. Paleoceanographic significance of contourite drifts
  25. The significance of contourites for submarine slope stability

Description

Part 1. Contourite Research

  1. Introduction
  2. Personal reminiscences on the history of contourites
  3. Methods for contourite research
    Part 2. Bottom currents
  4. Abyssal and contour currents
  5. Deep-water bottom currents and their deposits
  6. Dynamics of the bottom boundary layer
    Part 3. Processes
  7. Sediment entrainment
  8. Size sorting during transport and deposition of fine sediments: sortable silt and flow speed
  9. The nature of contourite deposition
    Part 4. Sediments
  10. Traction structures in contourites
  11. Bioturbation and biogenic sedimentary structures in contourites
  12. Some aspets of diagenesis in contourites
  13. Contourite facies and the facies model
    Part 5. Morphology, geometry and palaeoceanographic reconstructions
  14. Contourite drifts: nature, evolution and controls
  15. Sediment waves and bedforms
  16. Seismic expression of contourite depositional systems
  17. Identification of ancient contourites: problems and paleoceanographic signifance
    Part 6. Domains
  18. Abyssal plain contourites
  19. Continental slope contourites
  20. Shallow water contourites
  21. Mixed turbidite-contourite systems
  22. High latituted contourites
    Part 7. Importance
  23. Economic relevance of contourites
  24. Paleoceanographic significance of contourite drifts
  25. The significance of contourites for submarine slope stability

Key Features

  • reviews both theoretical topics and case histories
  • provides practical advice on multidisciplinary research techniques
  • provides also nonspecialist users with an intuitively-accessible, cross-referenced, and comprehensive coverage of the knowledge in the field.
  • provides a helpful tool for research in the preparation of classroom lectures

Readership

oil companies, academic libraries servicing earth and environmental sciences departments, Government and public libraries.


Details

No. of pages:
688
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080931869
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444529985

About the Editors

M. Rebesco Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica, Sgonico, Italy

A. Camerlenghi Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

ICREA, Istitució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats c/o GRC Geociències Marines Universitat de Barcelona, Spain