Carbonate Depositional Systems: Assessing Dimensions and Controlling Parameters

The Bahamas, Belize and the Persian/Arabian Gulf

Editors: Westphal, Hildegard, Riegl, Bernhard, Eberli, Gregor P. (Eds.)

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  • First comprehensive compilation of parameters influencing carbonate depositional systems
  • Complete overview of environmental control on major sedimentological settings
  • Data useful for model development by both biologists and geologists
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Carbonate sediments are of increasing relevance for archives of past environmental conditions and for economical reasons in areas of geothermal energy and hydrocarbon reservoirs. Complex interaction of physical and chemical parameters with biological parameters determines the architecture and composition of carbonate sedimentary bodies. This book closes some of the still existing gaps in our understanding of the influence and interplay of physical, chemical, and biological parameters with carbonate sedimentation. An understanding of this interaction is not only required for reliable prediction of reservoir quality but also for a robust interpretation of environmental conditions in the past and the present. It is written by geologists for geologists in order to provide an easily accessible overview of the large amount of relevant information provided by the neighbouring sciences. The approach of the book is to document the modern depositional environments of three classical areas of carbonate deposition, each characteristic for a specific sedimentological setting (isolated platform, attached shelf, ramp) in order to assess both the range of physical, biological and chemical parameters and their sedimentary response. This book presents a comprehensive compilation based on data from published work and unpublished theses, and the integration of these data in order to extract previously undiscovered relationships between the discussed parameters and carbonate deposition.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Parameters Controlling Modern Carbonate Depositional Environments: Approach

    Pages 1-3

    Westphal, Hildegard (et al.)

  • Controlling Parameters on Facies Geometries of the Bahamas, an Isolated Carbonate Platform Environment

    Pages 5-80

    Bergman, Kelly L. (et al.)

  • Belize: A Modern Example of a Mixed Carbonate-Siliciclastic Shelf

    Pages 81-143

    McNeill, Donald F. (et al.)

  • The Gulf: Facies Belts, Physical, Chemical, and Biological Parameters of Sedimentation on a Carbonate Ramp

    Pages 145-213

    Riegl, Bernhard (et al.)

  • Summary: The Depositional Systems of the Bahamas, Belize Lagoon and The Gulf Compared

    Pages 215-229

    Eberli, Gregor P. (et al.)

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Hardcover $179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbonate Depositional Systems: Assessing Dimensions and Controlling Parameters
Book Subtitle
The Bahamas, Belize and the Persian/Arabian Gulf
Editors
  • Hildegard Westphal
  • Bernhard Riegl
  • Gregor P. Eberli
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9364-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9364-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9363-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8453-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 235
Topics