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Sea-Ice and Iceberg Sedimentation in the Ocean

Recent and Past

Authors: Lisitzin, Alexander P.

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In many geological epochs, glacial sediments are widespread. This type of sedimentation results from the interaction between atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere under temperatures ranging from 0 to -80. Two types of glacial sediments exists: those from sea-ice and those from icebergs. Both types can be subdivided into various subfacies. Most widespread in the Northern Hemisphere is the Siberian subfacies, characterized by silt and clay and often misinterpreted as sediments of temperate zones. This reference book for researchers working on this kind of sediments provides a complete overview of the various glacial deposits in the ocean.

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"In many geological epochs, glacial sediments are widespread. … Two types of glacial sediments exist: those from sea-ice and those from icebergs. … This reference book for researchers working on this kind of sediments provides a complete overview of the various glacial deposits in the ocean." (Oceanis, Vol. 27 (3-4), 2003)

"The book will appeal primarily to those working in cold climates with an interest in sedimentology and sedimentological processes. The book follows a clear and logical structure. … The strength of this book is its global coverage and synthesis of huge amounts of data. The topics covered provide an exhaustive text on sea-ice and iceberg sedimentation … . This is a good book covering a topic that will be of interest to many readers of The Holocene." (Neil F. Glasser, The Holocene, Vol. 14 (6), 2004)

"The publication of the English Language version of Alexander Lisitzin’s monograph on iceberg and sea ice sedimentation is timely. … It is aimed as a reference book for researchers working on glacial and sea ice influenced sedimentary environments and deposits. … Undoubtedly, a positive aspect of this book is its summary of, and reference to, a large amount of Russian literature on sea ice and iceberg sedimentation and high latitude marine environments." (Colm Ó Cofaigh, Antarctic Science, Vol. 15 (4), December, 2003)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Lisitzin, Prof. Alexander P.

  • Materials and Methods

    Pages 13-16

    Lisitzin, Prof. Alexander P.

  • The Cryosphere and the Peculiarities of Glacial Environment — Fresh-Water and Sea Ice · Continental Ice (Glaciers and Permafrost)

    Pages 17-26

    Lisitzin, Prof. Alexander P.

  • Types of Continental and Marine Glaciations · Preparation and Transportation of Sedimentary Material · Lithology and Geochemistry of Weathering Crusts in Ice Zones · Transportation of Sedimentary Material in Continental Drainage Basins

    Pages 27-50

    Lisitzin, Prof. Alexander P.

  • Supply of Riverine Sedimentary Material in Ice Zones · Arctic Marginal Filters · Sediment Input Due to Cryoabrasion · Longshore Drift of Sediments

    Pages 53-78

    Lisitzin, Prof. Alexander P.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sea-Ice and Iceberg Sedimentation in the Ocean
Book Subtitle
Recent and Past
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55905-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55905-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-67965-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-63236-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 563
Additional Information
Original Russian edition published by Nauka, Moscow, 1994
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