Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research

The South China Sea

Paleoceanography and Sedimentology

Editors: Wang, Pinxian, Li, Qianyu (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive all-round synthesis of the South China Sea (SCS) from modern oceanography to sequence stratigraphy
  • Focuses on paleoceanography and sedimentology based on extensive industrial explorations and scientific expeditions
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This book is the first synthesis of sedimentary geology and paleoceanography of the South China Sea on the basis of extensive industrial explorations and scientific expeditions culminated with the ODP Leg 184. It provides up-to-date knowledge about the history of this largest marginal sea in the West Pacific, deep-sea records of evolution and variations of the East Asian monsoon, and geological backgrounds of the off-shore petroleum basins. With its focus on paleoceanography and sedimentology, this volume provides a comprehensive all-round view of the marginal sea basin, from modern oceanography to sequence stratigraphy.

The South China Sea: Paleoceanography and Sedimentology is essential reading for advanced students and researchers working in marine geology, basin evolution, sedimentology, paleoceanography and related fields.

About the authors

Pinxian Wang was born in Shanghai in 1936. He graduated from the Moscow State University in 1960, majoring in paleontology, and was Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in 1981-82 in Kiel, Germany. He is now Professor at the Tongji University, where he was Director of the Department of Marine Geology and the Laboratory of Marine Geology for years. His research activities are mainly devoted to paleoceanography and micropaleontology in the Western Pacific and paleo-monsoon studies in East Asia, especially in the South China Sea. He was co-chief scientist of the Ocean Drilling Program Leg 184 to the South China Sea in 1999 and the Marco Polo Cruise to the South China Sea in 2005. He has promoted China’s involvement in international deep-sea programs and founded the series of "Asian Marine Geology Conferences". He is Member of the Chinese Academy of Science, Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society London, AAAS Fellow,and Milutin Milankovic Medalist of EGU in 2007.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wang, Pinxian (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Oceanographical and Geological Background

    Wang, Pinxian (et al.)

    Pages 25-73

  • Stratigraphy and Sea Level Changes

    Li, Qianyu (et al.)

    Pages 75-170

  • Sedimentology

    Liu, Zhifei (et al.)

    Pages 171-295

  • Upper Water Structure and Paleo-Monsoon5

    Jian, Zhimin (et al.)

    Pages 297-394

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9659-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The South China Sea
Book Subtitle
Paleoceanography and Sedimentology
Editors
  • Pinxian Wang
  • Qianyu Li
Series Title
Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9745-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9745-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9744-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9659-1
Series ISSN
1571-5299
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 506
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