Quantitative Geology of Late Jurassic Epicontinental Sediments in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland

Authors: Gygi, Reinhart A.

  • Overview of the author's work on sedimentary geology during the Late Jurassic in Switzerland
  • Clear presentation and illustration of the data
  • A regional stratigraphic study of rare comprehensiveness and thoroughness
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The book summarizes about 40 years of the author’s research on sedimentary geology in an epicontinental (shelf) sea during the Late Jurassic in northern Switzerland. It presents a synopsis of the interplay of varying paleoclimate, of sea level variations, of varying water depth, of sea floor topography, of vertical and lateral facies changes, of processes of sedimentation like aggradation and progradation, of compaction, of the great regional differences in rates of sedimentation and in isostatic equilibration of the lithosphere under load, and of concomitant synsedimentary tectonics. Regional variation in isostatic adjustment of the lithosphere to the increasing load of sediments is analyzed by means of time correlations based on a detailed biochronology of ammonites in combination with mineral stratigraphy using the comparatively stable clay mineral kaolinite, and with sequence stratigraphy.

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eBook $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantitative Geology of Late Jurassic Epicontinental Sediments in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-0136-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-0136-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0135-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations
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