Carbonate Depositional Systems: Assessing Dimensions and by Hildegard Westphal, Bernhard Riegl, Gregor P. Eberli

By Hildegard Westphal, Bernhard Riegl, Gregor P. Eberli

Carbonate sediments are of accelerating relevance for records of earlier environmental stipulations and for inexpensive purposes in components of geothermal power and hydrocarbon reservoirs. advanced interplay of actual and chemical parameters with organic parameters determines the structure and composition of carbonate sedimentary our bodies. This publication closes a few of the nonetheless latest gaps in our realizing of the impact and interaction of actual, chemical, and organic parameters with carbonate sedimentation. An realizing of this interplay isn't just required for trustworthy prediction of reservoir caliber but additionally for a strong interpretation of environmental stipulations some time past and the current. it truly is written by way of geologists for geologists with a view to supply an simply obtainable evaluation of the big volume of suitable details supplied by means of the neighbouring sciences. The process of the e-book is to rfile the trendy depositional environments of 3 classical parts of carbonate deposition, every one attribute for a particular sedimentological surroundings (isolated platform, hooked up shelf, ramp) to be able to investigate either the diversity of actual, organic and chemical parameters and their sedimentary reaction. This booklet provides a accomplished compilation in accordance with information from released paintings and unpublished theses, and the combination of those information so that it will extract formerly undiscovered relationships among the mentioned parameters and carbonate deposition.

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Waters on the Bahamas Banks are supersaturated with respect to aragonite and high-Mg calcite (Morse et al. 1984; Morse et al. 2003). e. near the bank center in the lee of Andros Island, have had a higher net loss of CaCO3 (Cloud 1962; Broecker and Takahashi, 1966). Cloud (1962) estimated a loss of 50 mg CaCO3/L from the bank edge to the inner bank. As a result of this loss, the inner bank waters have lower levels of CaCO3 supersaturation and lower rates of CaCO3 removal (Smith 1940; Morse et al.

Typical whiting material consists of 86% aragonite, 12% high-Mg calcite, and 2% low-Mg calcite (Shinn et al. 1989). Space shuttle and satellite image analysis by Robbins et al. (1997) found the highest frequency of whitings in the months of April and October with a frequency index of 72 to 75 km2/day and the lowest in summer and winter months ranging from 15 to 30 km2/day. 10 Monthly variation of whiting frequency calculated and normalized from photographs taken during the NASA manned spacecraft program from 1965 to 1993 (From Robbins et al.

Complanata, P. L. Bergman et al. 2 Controlling Parameters on Facies Geometries of the Bahamas 29 cavernosa, and Siderastrea siderea (Smith 1948; Tucker and Wright 1990; Chiappone et al. 1996, 1997a). On the fringing reef along the windward side of Andros Island, the so-called Andros Barrier Reef, corals exhibit a clear zonation according to energy. The reef crest is dominated by A. palmata, seaward to 3 m depth A. palmata, A. cervicornis and Diploria dominate, and below 3 m Montastrea, A. palmata and P.

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