M. Rebesco,A. Camerlenghi's Contourites (Developments in Sedimentology) PDF

By M. Rebesco,A. Camerlenghi

ISBN-10: 0444529985

ISBN-13: 9780444529985

Contourites are sediments deposited or considerably transformed by way of backside currents. The learn of contourites is essential for numerous fields of basic and utilized learn: paleoclimatology and paleo-oceanography, on account that those relatively non-stop and comparatively high-resolution sediments carry the major for valuable info at the variability in flow patter, present speed, oceanographic heritage and basin interconnectivity; hydrocarbon exploration, given that accumulation of resource rocks will be favorite through vulnerable backside currents, while "clean" deep-sea sands might be shaped through strong flows; and slope balance, due to the fact that low-permeability fine-grained contourites facilitate the formation of overpressurized gliding planes while clean contourites with a excessive pore-water content material turns into swiftly loaded, or whilst their inflexible biosiliceous microfabric collapses because of diagenetic stipulations.
Despite its importance, this crew of sediments is poorly recognized by way of the vast majority of non-specialists. though the transforming into curiosity and the intensified learn in contourites, a textbook that would additionally function a reference e-book on contourites used to be lacking in the past. This e-book addresses all facets of the data within the box of contourites and offers an authoritative and complete assurance of the topic. It may also function a customary reference paintings for non-specialists, and particularly postgraduate scholars, college academics and academics, researchers and pros who're looking an authoritative resource of data approximately contourites.

* reports either theoretical issues and case histories
* offers useful recommendation on multidisciplinary examine techniques
* offers additionally nonspecialist clients with an intuitively-accessible, cross-referenced, and accomplished assurance of the data within the field.
* presents a necessary instrument for study within the instruction of school room lectures

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