Carbonate platforms : facies, sequences, and evolution /

A collection of 11 papers on Carbonate Sedimentology which discusses case histories from Europe and the Middle East. Each case history comprises a description and interpretation of carbonate facies, their sequences and tectonic controls.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Tucker, Maurice E.
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford [England] ; Boston : Brookline Village, Mass. : Blackwell Scientific Publications ; Distributor USA, Publishers' Business Services, ©1990.
Series:Special publication ... of the International Association of Sedimentologists ; no. 9.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Preface; Carbonate deposition during early rifting: the Cambrian of Sardinia and the Triassic-Jurassic of Tuscany, Italy; Geometry and evolution of platform-margin bioclastic shoals, late Dinantian (Mississippian), Derbyshire, UK; Cyclic sedimentation in carbonate and mixed carbonate-clastic environments: four simulation programs for a desktop computer; Middle Triassic carbonate ramp systems in the Catalan Basin, northeast Spain: facies, systems tracts, sequences and controls.
  • Stages in the evolution of late Triassic and Jurassic carbonate platforms: the western margin of the Subalpine Basin (Ardeche, France)The formation and drowning of isolated carbonate seamounts: tectonic and ecological controls in the northern Apennines; Controls on Upper Jurassic carbonate buildup development in the Lusitanian Basin, Portugal; Hauterivian to Lower Aptian carbonate shelf sedimentation and sequence stratigraphy in the Jura and northern Subalpine chains (southeastern France and Swiss Jura); Basement structural controls on Mesozoic carbonate facies in northeastern Mexico-a review.
  • The Aptian-Albian carbonate episode of the Basque-Cantabrian Basin (northern Spain): general characteristics, controls and evolutionEvolution of the Arabian carbonate platform margin slope and its response to orogenic closing of a Cretaceous ocean basin, Oman; Index.