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Principles of carbonate production

Published:
January 01, 2005

Abstract

Three rules capture the peculiar nature of carbonate depositional systems – carbonate sediments are largely of organic origin, they can form wave-resistant structures and they are easily altered by diagenesis because the original minerals are metastable. The implications of these rules are pervasive. We will encounter them throughout the chapters of this book, starting with the present review of principles that govern the production of sediments and the growth of reefs.

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SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology

Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy

Wolfgang Schlager
Wolfgang Schlager
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
9781565761322
Publication date:
January 01, 2005

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