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Deep marine systems : processes, deposits, environments, tectonics and sedimentation ([New] edition)

By: Hiscott, Richard N. Pickering, Kevin T.

Part of the Wiley Works series
1405125780 / 9781405125789
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United Kingdom
28 cm xii, 657 pages : illustrations (colour), maps (colour)
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"This work is a co-publication between the American Geophysical Union and Wiley Maps on inside covers Includes Internet access Previous edition: published as Deep-marine environments. London: Unwin Hyman, 1989 At foot of title: Nexen.

Deep-water (below wave base) processes, although generally hidden from view, shape the sedimentary record of more than 65% of the Earth s surface, including large parts of ancient mountain belts.

This book aims to inform advanced-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, and professional Earth scientists with interests in physical oceanography and hydrocarbon exploration and production, about many of the important physical aspects of deep-water (mainly deep-marine) systems.

The authors consider transport and deposition in the deep sea, trace-fossil assemblages, and facies stacking patterns as an archive of the underlying controls on deposit architecture (e.g., seismicity, climate change, autocyclicity).

Topics include modern and ancient deep-water sedimentary environments, tectonic settings, and how basinal and extra-basinal processes generate the typical characteristics of basin slopes, submarine canyons, contourite mounds and drifts, submarine fans, basin floors and abyssal plains.


RBGB Soil science, sedimentology, RBKC Oceanography (seas)

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