This study of organic carbon accumulation in marine environments begins with a review of mechanisms controlling organic carbon deposition, concentrating on results from expeditions into Baffin Bay and the Labrador Sea, as well as the Sea of Japan and the northwest coast of Africa. Major objects of the study were the reconstruction of changes in palaeoceanic variables and the history of palaeoclimates in different environments. The contributors also developed more general models for organic carbon accumulation and compared organic-carbon characteristics derived from different analytical techniques in order to reach the best-fitting interpretation model.
Factors controlling organic carbon accumulation.- Reconstruction of depositional environments from sediment data.- Methods.- Accumulation of organic carbon in Baffin Bay and Labrador Sea sediments (ODP-Leg 105).- Accumulation of organic carbon in the upwelling area off Northwest Africa (ODP-Leg 108).- Accumulation of organic carbon in (anoxic) marginal seas: I. The Mediterranean sea (DSDP-Leg 42 and ODP-Leg 107).- Accumulation of organic carbon in (anoxic) marginal seas: II. The sea of Japan (ODP-Leg 128).
Series: Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Number Of Pages: 219
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.38