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Sea-ice and Iceberg Sedimentation in the Ocean

By: AP Lisitzin

575 pages, 332 figs, 121 tabs


Hardback | Dec 2002 | #133715 | ISBN: 3540679650
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Translation of the original Russian edition published in 1994.

From the reviews: "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 A" Cofaigh, Antarctic Science, Vol. 15 (4), December, 2003)


From the contents: Materials and methods.- The cryosphere and the pecularities of glacial environment. Freshwater and sea ice, continental ice.- Types of continental and marine glaciations, preparation and transportation of sedimentary material.- Peculiarities of sedimentary matter supply from permafrost areas by rivers.- Stages of lithogenesis in ice zones.- Sedimentary system of the Far Eastern seas and North Pacific.- Sedimentary system of the Arctic Ocean - interactions between outer and inner geospheres.- Sedimentary system of bottom sediments - sediment fluxes, sedimentation rates and absolute masses.- Mechanisms of sediment incorporation in continental ice-catchment areas.- Recent iceberg-rafted and cryophilic biogenic deposits of Antarctica.

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