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Author James, Noel P., author.

Title Biogenic sedimentary rocks in a cold, Cenozoic ocean : neritic Southern Australia / Noel P. James, Yvonne Bone
Published Cham : Springer, [2021]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents 1. Setting -- 2. Modern Sedimentology -- 3. Cenozoic Depositional Basins -- 4. Geohistory and Sedimentary Successions -- 5. SA2 Eocene Early Oligocene -- 6. SA3 Upper Ologocene-Mid Miocene -- 7. SA4 Plio-Pleistocene -- 8. Pre-Uplift -- 9. Post Uplift
Summary This book documents and interprets the onshore Cenozoic temperate carbonate depositional system along the southern margin of Australia. These strata, deposited in four separate basins, together with the extensive modern marine system offshore, comprise the largest such cool-water carbonate system on the globe. The approach is classic and comparative but the information is a synthesis of recent research and new information. A brief section of introduction outlines the setting, modern comparative sedimentology offshore, and structure of the Cenozoic onshore. The core of the book is a detailed analysis and illustration of the four Eocene to Pleistocene successions. Deposits range from temperate carbonates, to biosiliceous spiculites, to marginal marine siliciclastics. Each unit is interpreted, as much as possible, based on our understanding of the modern offshore depositional system. A subsequent part concentrates on diagenesis both before and after the late Miocene uplift. It turns out that alteration in the two packages is entirely different. The preceding attributes of each succession are then interpreted on the basis of controlling factors such as tectonics, oceanography, climate, and glaciation of nearby Antarctica. This research has revealed new implications for the interpretation of specific attributes of cool-water carbonate sedimentology that could only be discovered from the rock record. Insights concerning cyclicity, reef mounds, biosiliceous deposition, and trophic resources are detailed in the next section. The concluding part focuses on global comparisons, especially the Mediterranean and New Zealand
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 27, 2021)
Subject Carbonate rocks -- Australia -- South Coast
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Cenozoic.
Sedimentology -- Australia -- South Coast
Carbonate rocks.
Cenozoic Geologic Period.
Geology, Stratigraphic.
Australia -- South Coast.
Form Electronic book
Author Bone, Yvonne, author.
ISBN 9783030639822