Carbonate Depositional Systems: Assessing Dimensions and by Hildegard Westphal, Bernhard Riegl, Gregor P. Eberli PDF

By Hildegard Westphal, Bernhard Riegl, Gregor P. Eberli

ISBN-10: 904819363X

ISBN-13: 9789048193639

ISBN-10: 9048193648

ISBN-13: 9789048193646

Carbonate sediments are of accelerating relevance for data of previous environmental stipulations and for not pricey purposes in components of geothermal power and hydrocarbon reservoirs. complicated interplay of actual and chemical parameters with organic parameters determines the structure and composition of carbonate sedimentary our bodies. This ebook closes many of the nonetheless latest gaps in our knowing of the impact and interaction of actual, chemical, and organic parameters with carbonate sedimentation. An figuring out of this interplay isn't just required for trustworthy prediction of reservoir caliber but in addition for a powerful interpretation of environmental stipulations long ago and the current. it really is written via geologists for geologists so one can offer an simply obtainable assessment of the big volume of suitable info supplied through the neighbouring sciences. The technique of the e-book is to rfile the trendy depositional environments of 3 classical parts of carbonate deposition, each one attribute for a selected sedimentological atmosphere (isolated platform, connected shelf, ramp) that allows you to determine either the variety of actual, organic and chemical parameters and their sedimentary reaction. This publication provides a complete compilation in line with information from released paintings and unpublished theses, and the combination of those information with the intention to extract formerly undiscovered relationships among the mentioned parameters and carbonate deposition.

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Bahamian whitings are generally elongate and can exist for days to weeks (Shinn et al. 1989). 10; Shinn et al. 1989; Robbins et al. 1997; Morse et al. 2003). Typical whiting material consists of 86% aragonite, 12% high-Mg calcite, and 2% low-Mg calcite (Shinn et al. 1989). Space shuttle and satellite image analysis by Robbins et al. (1997) found the highest frequency of whitings in the months of April and October with a frequency index of 72 to 75 km2/day and the lowest in summer and winter months ranging from 15 to 30 km2/day.

1981b). Hardgrounds may provide a substrate for modern patch reef growth (Palmer 1979). 19; Hine et al. 1981b). 12). Section A–A¢ is an example for the influence of an island on the deposition of a leeward muddy area. Section B–B¢ is an example for an unrimmed part of the platform and high-energy tidal bar belts at the TOTO. Section C–C¢ is an example for the windward GBB east of the TOTO. L. Bergman et al. 13 Growth history of carbonate margin settings. (a) Leeward margin, LBB. With sea-level rise, margin reefs develop then are buried by sand transported offbank as sea-level continues to rise (From Hine and Neumann, 1977).

1999). This pond started as a coastal embayment that was probably closed off by a change in alongshore deposition about 700 year bp. It is likely that several ponds are remnants of earlier embayments. In contrast to the numerous sinkholes that are located on larger islands, these ponds are shallow and usually have muddy shorelines and evaporative sediments. 2 Sand Bodies The prerequisites for the formation of sand bodies on carbonate platforms are an autochthonous sediment source and a mechanism to remove fine material (sorting).

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