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Title Carbonate systems during the Oligocene-Miocene climatic transition / edited by Maria Mutti, Werner Piller, Christian Betzler
Published Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 300 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Special publication ... of the international association of sedimentologists ; no. 42
Special publication ... of the International Association of Sedimentologists ; no. 42
Contents Front Matter -- A Synthesis of Late Oligocene through Miocene Deep Sea Temperatures as Inferred from Foraminiferal Mg/Ca Ratios / Katharina Billups, Kathleen Scheiderich -- Latitudinal Trends in Cenozoic Reef Patterns and their Relationship to Climate / Christine Perrin, Wolfgang Kiessling -- Carbonate Grain Associations: their Use and Environmental Significance, a Brief Review / Pascal Kindler, Moyra EJ Wilson -- Temperate and Tropical Carbonatesedimentation Episodes in the Neogene Betic Basins (Southern Spain) Linked to cLimatic Oscillations and Changes in Atlantic-Mediterranean Connections: Constraints from Isotopic Data / Jose M Mart̕n, Juan C Braga, Isabel M S̀nchez-Almazo, Julio Aguirre -- Facies Models and Geometries of the Ragusa Platform (SE Sicily, Italy) Near the Serravallian-Tortonian Boundary / Cyril Ruchonnet, Pascal Kindler -- The Sensitivity of a Tropical Foramol-Rhodalgal Carbonate Ramp to Relative Sea-Level Change: Miocene of the Central Apennines, Italy / Marco Brandano, Hildegard Westphal, Guillem Mateu-Vicens -- Facies and Sequence Architecture of a Tropical Foramol-Rhodalgal Carbonate Ramp: Miocene of the Central Apennines (Italy) / Marco Brandano, Laura Corda, Francesca Castorina -- Facies and Stratigraphic Architecture of a Miocene Warm-Temperate to Tropical Fault-Block Carbonate Platform, Sardinia (Central Mediterranean Sea) / Merle-Friederike Benisek, Gabriela Marcano, Christian Betzler, Maria Mutti -- Coralline Algae, Oysters and Echinoids : a Liaison in Rhodolith Formation from the Burdigalian of the Latium-Abruzzi Platform (Italy) / Marco Brandano, Werner E Piller -- Palaeoenvironmental Significance of Oligocene-Miocene Coralline Red Algae : a Review / Juan C Braga, Davide Bassi, Werner E Piller -- Molluscs as a Major Part of Subtropical Shallow-Water Carbonate Production : an Example from a Middle Miocene Oolite Shoal (Upper Serravallian, Austria) / Mathias Harzhauser, Werner E Piller -- Echinoderms and Oligo-Miocene Carbonate Systems: Potential Applications in Sedimentology and Environmental Reconstruction / Andreas Kroh, James H Nebelsick -- Coral Diversity and Temperature: a Palaeoclimatic Perspective for the Oligo-Miocene of the Mediterranean Region / Francesca R Bosellini, Christine Perrin -- Late Oligocene to Miocene Reef Formation on Kita-Daito-Jima, Northern Philippine Sea / Y Iryu, S Inagaki, Y Suzuki, K Yamamoto -- Carbonate Production in Rift Basins: Models for Platform Inception, Growth and Dismantling, and for Shelf to Basin Sediment Transport, Miocene Sardinia Rift Basin, Italy / Mario Vigorito, Marco Murru, Lucia Simone -- Index
Summary The Oligocene and Miocene Epochs comprise the most important phases in the Cenozoic global cooling that led from a greenhouse to an icehouse Earth. Recent major advances in the understanding and time-resolution of climate events taking place at this time, as well as the proliferation of studies on Oligocene and Miocene shallow-water/neritic carbonate systems, invite us to re-evaluate the significance of these carbonate systems in the context of changes in climate and Earth surface processes. Carbonate systems, because of a wide dependence on the ecological requirements of organisms producing the sediment, are sensitive recorders of changes in environmental conditions on the Earth surface. The papers included in this Special Publication address the dynamic evolution of carbonate systems deposited during the Oligocene and Miocene in the context on climatic and Earth surfaces processes focusing on climatic trends and controls over deposition; temporal changes in carbonate producers and palaeoecology; carbonate terminology; facies; processes and environmental parameters (including water temperature and production depth profiles); carbonate producers and their spatial and temporal variability; and tectonic controls over architecture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Carbonate rocks.
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Miocene.
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Oligocene.
Paleoclimatology -- Miocene
Paleoclimatology -- Oligocene.
Form Electronic book
Author Betzler, Christian.
Mutti, M. (Maria)
Piller, Werner E.
ISBN 111839836X (electronic bk.)
1444327437 (electronic bk.)
1444337912 (electronic bk.)
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