Parameters Controlling Modern Carbonate Depositional Environments: Approach

Title

Parameters Controlling Modern Carbonate Depositional Environments: Approach

Files

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Carbonate Depositional Systems: Assessing Dimensions and Controlling Parameters

Editors

Westphal, Hildegard, Bernhard M. Riegl, and Gregor P. Eberli

Description

First research on carbonate depositional environments dates back to the middle of the nineteenth century, when Nelson (1853) described the general morphology of the Bahamas and realized the origin of calcareous eolianites. However, systematic studies on carbonate sediments and particularly their modern analogues remained scarce until the 1950th and 1960th. Then, pioneer work on the modern (sub-) tropical carbo­nate depositional environment, that was triggered by research groups of several large petroleum companies, ignited a boom in carbonate research (among others: Ginsburg 1956, 1957; Ginsburg and Lloyd 1956; Lowenstam and Epstein 1957; Newell and Rigby 1957; Wells 1957; Purdy 1961, 1963; Imbrie and Purdy 1962).

ISBN

978-90-481-9363-9

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Springer

Keywords

Geology, Geoecology/Natural Processes, Sedimentology, Biogeosciences, Paleontology

Disciplines

Marine Biology | Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

ResearchID/ORCID ID

F-8807-2011