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Reef Diagenesis

Editors: Schroeder, J.H., Purser, B.H. (Eds.)

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1 2 J. H. SCHROEDER and B. H. PURSER 1 Introduction A symposium convened during the Vth International Coral Reef Congress in Papeete, Tahiti, 1985, encouraged the editors to assemble this volume of case studies by participating and, especially, by nonparticipating scientists. An attempt was made to include case studies from various regions and geological periods, carried out on various scales from regional to ultrastructural. We hope to present an overall view of reef diagenesis. Although the volume focuses on reef diagenesis, fields also to be considered are biology, paleontology, and sedimentary facies distribution, as they provide the context and, to some extent, encompass the determinants of diagenetic processes. The scope has been limited to reef diagenesis because we feel that reefs have relatively clearly defined geometries, which facilitate the evaluation of diagenetic trends and the definition of diagenetic models. On the other hand, their many different components make reefs somewhat more complex than other deposits, and this creates difficulties in deciphering diagenetic histories; the study of reefs, therefore, is not the simplest manner of solving the many problems relating to carbonate diagenesis. An additional reason for evaluating reef diagenesis is the reservoir potential of these carbonate bodies. To illustrate the point, in the recent collection of 35 case studies of carbonate reservoirs (Roehl and Choquette 1985), reefs were involved in 15. The emphasis on porosity development in many studies of the present volume is therefore not of mere academic interest.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Reef Diagenesis: Introduction

    Pages 1-5

    Schroeder, J. H. (et al.)

  • Regional Distribution of Submarine Cements Within an Epicontinental Reef System: Central Great Barrier Reef, Australia

    Pages 8-26

    Marshall, J. F.

  • Model of Reef Diagenesis: Mururoa Atoll, French Polynesia

    Pages 27-52

    Aissaoui, D. M. (et al.)

  • The Primary Surface Area of Corals and Variations in Their Susceptibility to Diagenesis

    Pages 53-76

    Constantz, B. R.

  • Variation in Diagenetic Sequences: An Example from Pleistocene Coral Reefs, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia

    Pages 77-90

    Dullo, W.-C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reef Diagenesis
Editors
  • J.H. Schroeder
  • B.H. Purser
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-82812-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-82812-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-82814-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 455
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