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The Sedimentology of Chalk : Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences - Hans J. P. Zijlstra

The Sedimentology of Chalk

Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences

Paperback ISBN: 9783540589488
Number Of Pages: 197

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The Sedimentology of Chalk describes processes that caused the rhythmic, vertical variation in grain size, structures and authigenic mineral concentrations. Special attention is given to Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary, subtropical, shallow marine, fine-grained, detrital bioclastic carbonates of northwest Europe. Numerical models are presented that enable the simulation of the genesis of flint nodule layers, hard grounds and complex wavy bedded sequences, such as the K/T boundary sequence of Stevns Klint (Denmark). The book is of interest to sedimentary geologists working on depositional and diagenetic features in carbonates.

Summaryp. 1
Introductionp. 3
The Geology of South Limburg in 1859p. 11
Present-day Views on Chalkp. 23
Early Diagenesis of Chalkp. 37
Origin and Growth of Flint Nodulesp. 51
The Genesis of Flint Nodule Layersp. 67
The Genesis of Tempestite Cyclesp. 91
The Genesis of Hardgroundsp. 121
Genesis of the K/T Section of Stevns Klintp. 143
Self-organizing Model for Wavy Bedform Genesisp. 157
Epiloguep. 173
Referencesp. 175
Subject Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9783540589488
ISBN-10: 3540589481
Series: Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.3

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