Deep-Sea Sediments, Volume 63

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: H. Huneke T. Mulder
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444530004
eBook ISBN: 9780080931876
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 20th December 2010
Page Count: 750
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction
Ch. 2 Sedimentary Processes and their Deposits
Ch. 3 Contour Currents and Contourite Drifts
Ch. 4 Pelagic and Hemipelagic deposits
Ch. 5 Hemipelagic Advection and Periplatform Sedimentation
Ch. 6 Benthic Deep Sea Carbonates: Reefs and Seeps:
Ch. 7 Volcaniclastic Processes and Deposits in the Deep-Sea
Ch. 8 Deep-Sea Ichnology: the Relationships Between Depositional Environment and Endobenthic Organisms
Ch. 9 Diagenesis
Ch. 10 Industrial Application of Deep-Sea Sediments
Ch. 11 Mesozoic Pelagic Sediments – Archives for Ocean and Climate History
Ch. 12 Climate Records of Deep-Sea Sediments: Towards the Ice House

 


Description

During the past few decades, deep-sea research benefited greatly from a number of newly developed, highly sophisticated exploration techniques and comprehensive datasets, thanks to the immense industrial interest in deep-sea sediments.

The book Deep-Sea Sediments focuses on the sedimentary processes operating within the various modern and ancient deep-sea environments. The individual chapters track the way of sedimentary particles from continental erosion or production in the marine realm, to transport into the deep sea, to final deposition on the sea floor. The sedimentary processes cover several types of sediment gravity flow and contour currents, pelagic settling and hemipelagic advection, planktic and benthic bioproductivity, and volcanoclastic sedimentation. In addition, the relationships between depositional environment and endobenthic organisms as well as early diagenetic processes at and within the deep-sea floor are dealt with. Facies models of the wide range of depositional products hold the key for a process-related interpretation of ancient deposits. Changes in sea-water chemistry, major innovations in organism evolution, and changes in external controls on sedimentation and productivity are discussed in the context of overarching trends in ocean history.

Deep-sea sediments are not only of interest because of the numerous interacting processes involved in their formation, but they represent also a nearly inexhaustible archive of long-term climatic changes. Consequently, the book also includes an introduction to the climatic interpretation of the various proxies that reveal global changes during the Mesozoic greenhouse and Neogene icehouse conditions. In order to address the specific interest of the oil and gas industry in deep-water sediments, the investigation techniques that are applied in this context and the methods to predict both the occurrences and the characteristics of hydrocarbon reservoirs are included as well.

Key Features

  • Examines the rapidly evolving field of deep-sea sedimentary research
  • Focuses on sedimentary and diagenetic processes, with theory and case histories
  • Covers the climate record, hydrocarbon reservoirs, and other topics of interest
  • Features a multimedia component with colour versions of figures

Readership

Oil companies, academic libraries servicing earth and environmental sciences departments, government and public libraries


Details

No. of pages:
750
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080931876
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444530004

Reviews

During the past few decades, deep-sea research benefited greatly from a number of newly developed, highly sophisticated exploration techniques and comprehensive datasets, thanks to the immense industrial interest in deep-sea sediments.

The book Deep-Sea Sediments focuses on the sedimentary processes operating within the various modern and ancient deep-sea environments. The individual chapters track the way of sedimentary particles from continental erosion or production in the marine realm, to transport into the deep sea, to final deposition on the sea floor. The sedimentary processes cover several types of sediment gravity flow and contour currents, pelagic settling and hemipelagic advection, planktic and benthic bioproductivity, and volcanoclastic sedimentation. In addition, the relationships between depositional environment and endobenthic organisms as well as early diagenetic processes at and within the deep-sea floor are dealt with. Facies models of the wide range of depositional products hold the key for a process-related interpretation of ancient deposits. Changes in sea-water chemistry, major innovations in organism evolution, and changes in external controls on sedimentation and productivity are discussed in the context of overarching trends in ocean history.

Deep-sea sediments are not only of interest because of the numerous interacting processes involved in their formation, but they represent also a nearly inexhaustible archive of long-term climatic changes. Consequently, the book also includes an introduction to the climatic interpretation of the various proxies that reveal global changes during the Mesozoic greenhouse and Neogene icehouse conditions. In order to address the specific interest of the oil and gas industry in deep-water sediments, the investigation techniques that are applied in this context and the methods to predict both the occurrences and the characteristics of hydrocarbon reservoirs are included as well.


About the Series Volume Editors

H. Huneke Series Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

T. Mulder Series Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Université Bordeaux 1, Talance, France