The Persian Gulf

Holocene Carbonate Sedimentation and Diagenesis in a Shallow Epicontinental Sea

Editors: Purser, Bruce H. (Ed.)

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This volume, although not an integrated synthesis, treats most aspects of Holocene sedimenta­ tion and diagenesis in the Persian Gulf, grouping 22 contributions under a single cover and in one language. Because these sediments and diagenetic minerals are comparable to those existing in many ancient sedimentary basins, their appraisal should be of value to the enlarging group of workers who interpret ancient sedimentary rocks. The essential morphological, climatic and oceanographic factors determining Holocene sedimen­ tation and diagenesis in the Persian Gulf are summarized in the introductory article by PURSER and SEIBOLD. These environmental controls and the overall morphology of the Persian Gulf have much in common with Shark Bay, Western Australia, described by LOGAN et al. (1970). On the other hand, the Persian Gulf is markedly different from the better known Florida and Bahamian prov­ inces; the floor of the Persian Gulf is gently inclined from continental shoreline to bathymetric axis (80-100 m); the Bahamian province, on the other hand, is horizontal and extremely shallow (2-10 m), with very sharply defined shelf edges surrounded by deep oceanic waters. These contrast­ ing architectural styles are related to different tectonic frames.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • The Principal Environmental Factors Influencing Holocene Sedimentation and Diagenesis in the Persian Gulf

    Purser, B. H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • The Structural and Geomorphic Evolution of the Persian Gulf

    Kassler, P.

    Pages 11-32

  • Organisms as Producers of Carbonate Sediment and Indicators of Environment in the Southern Persian Gulf

    Clarke, M. W. Hughes (et al.)

    Pages 33-56

  • Holocene Sediments and Sedimentary Processes in the Iranian Part of the Persian Gulf

    Seibold, E. (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

  • Classification of Modern Marl Sediments in the Persian Gulf by Factor Analysis

    Sarnthein, M. (et al.)

    Pages 81-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Persian Gulf
Book Subtitle
Holocene Carbonate Sedimentation and Diagenesis in a Shallow Epicontinental Sea
Editors
  • Bruce H. Purser
Copyright
1973
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-65545-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-65545-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-65547-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 474
Number of Illustrations and Tables
365 b/w illustrations
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