About this book
Presents a series of manuscripts that provide a good overview of recent developments in carbonate sedimentology. The volume starts with a section describing general principles, a new classification scheme, and an overview of Neogen accumulation rates in carbonate systems. Following is a discussion of the causes of high-amplitude sea-level change during greenhouse mode during the Mesozoic. Next, within the Palaeozoic section, studies link back to the processes described in the Cenozoic section of this volume. Case studies are presented at the end of each section and include topics such as cool-water carbonates, seismic sedimentology, sedimentary and geochemical studies of various Cretaceous sedimentary settings, sequence stratigraphy in Jurassic carbonate ramp deposits, basin modelling and platforms margins in the Triassic of the Dolomites, plus more.
1. Editorial. 2. Dedication to Wolfgang Schlager (D. Bernoulli). 3. Sedimentology in the 21st century - a tribute to Wolfgang Schlager (J.J.G. Reijmer, A. Immenhauser). 4. Disobedient sediments can feedback on their transportation, deposition and geomorphology (R.N. Ginsburg). 5. Global change and modern coral reefs: New opportunities to understand shallow-water carbonate depositional processes (P. Hallock). 6. The transient nature of the empty bucket model of reef sedimentation (E.G. Purdy, E. Gischler). 7. A genetic classification of carbonate platforms based on their basinal and tectonic settings in the Cenozoic (D. Bosence). 8. Accumulation rates from well-dated late Neogene carbonate platforms and margins (D.F. McNeill). 9. The modern calcifying sponge Spheciospongia vesparium (Lamarck, 1815), Great Bahama Bank: Implications for ancient sponge mud-mounds (F. Neuweiler, D.J. Burdige). 10. Controls on grain-size patterns in periplatform carbonates: Marginal setting versus glacio-eustacy (R.H. Rendle-Buhring, J.J.G. Reijmer). 11. The nature of the d13C of periplatform sediments: Implications for stratigraphy and the global carbon cycle (P.K. Swart, G. Eberli). 12. The use of paleoceanographic proxies in carbonate periplatform settingsopportunities and pitfalls (L. Reuning et al.). 13. Controls on modern carbonate preservation in the southern Florida Straits (J. Schwarz, R. Rendle-Buhring). 14. Cool-water carbonate sedimentology and eustasy; Pleistocene upper slope environments, Great Australian Bight (Site 1127, ODP LEG 182) (C. Betzler et al.). 15. Development patterns and controlling factors of Tertiary carbonate buildups: Insights from high-resolution 3D seismic and well data in the Malampaya gas field (Offshore Palawan, Philippines) (F. Fournier, J. Borgomano, L.F. Montaggioni). 16. Well log and seismic character of Liuhua 11-1 Field, South China Sea; relationship between diagenesis and seismic reflections (V. Zampetti, U. Sattler, H. Braaksma). 17. Evolution of the Northern Nicaragua Rise during the OligoceneMiocene: Drowning by environmental factors (M. Mutti, A.W. Droxler, A.D. Cunningham). 18. Shelf-geometry response to changes in relative sea level on a mixed carbonatesiliciclastic shelf in the Guyana Basin (A.E. Campbell). 19. High-rate sea-level change during the Mesozoic: New approaches to an old problem (A. Immenhauser). 20. Basin-to-platform chemostratigraphy and diagenesis of the Early Cretaceous Vercors Carbonate Platform, SE France (B.W. Fouke et al.). 21. Late Cretaceous heterozoan carbonates: palaeoenvironmental setting, relationships with rudist carbonates (Provence, south-east France) (J.M. Philip, J. Gari). 22. Facies architecture and high-resolution sequence stratigraphy of an Upper Cretaceous platform margin succession, southern central Pyrenees, Spain (L. Pomar et al.). 23. Fringing carbonate platforms at the Arabian Plate margin in northern Oman during the Late AptianMiddle Albian: Evidence for high-amplitude sea-level changes (B. Greselle, B. Pittet). 24. Integrated sequence stratigraphy: Facies, stable isotope and palynofacies analysis in a deeper epicontinental carbonate ramp (Late Jurassic, SW Germany) (M. Ruf et al.). 25. Meso-/Cenozoic basin and carbonate platform development in the SW-Dolomites unraveled by basin modelling and apatite FT analysis: Rosengarten and Latemar (Northern Italy) (A. Emmerich et al.). 26. Accommodation/sedimentation development and massive early marine cementation: Latemar vs. Concarena (Middle/Upper Triassic, Southern Alps) (M. Seeling et al.). 27. Quartz cementation and related sedimentary architecture of the Triassic Solling Formation, Reinhardswald Basin, Germany (J. Weber, W. Ricken). 28. Drowning of the Upper Marble Falls carbonate platform (Pennsylvanian), central Texas: A case of conflicting "signals?" (R.N. Erlich, J.L. Coleman, Jr.). 29. Author Index Volume 175.