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Carbonate Sedimentology and Petrology

Carbonate Sedimentology and Petrology

Peter A. Scholle (Editor), Noel P. James (Editor), J. F. Read (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66697-5

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

160 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Short Courses in Geology Series, Volume 4.

This volume assumes a general knowledge of carbonate mineralogy as well as a familiarity with the general principles of sedimentology and focuses on specific models of carbonate deposition and diagenesis. The general principle of uniformity of process is especially widely applied in carbonate sedimentology. The editors thus focus first on models based on modern settings. The application of these models to ancient carbonates completes the volume.

Structure and Stratigraphy of Modern and Ancient Reefs
Noel P. James I

Diagenesis 5. Limestones: Introduction
Noel P. James and Philip W. Choquette 41

Diagenesis 9. Limestones: The Meteoric Diagenetic Environment
Noel P. James and Philip W. Choquette 45

Carbonate Platform Facies Models
J. Fred Read 79

Modelling of Carbonate Cycles
J. F. Read 101

Use of Fischer Plots to Define Third-Order Sea-Level Curves in Ordovician Peritidal Cyclic Carbonates, Appalachians
J. F. Read and R. K. Goldhammer 111

Regional Cementation from Unconformity-Recharged Aquifer and Burial Fluids, Mississippian Newman Limestone, Kentucky
James C. Niemann and J. F. Read 117

Burial Diagenesis: Out of Sight, Out of Mind!
Peter A. Scholle and Robert B. Halley 135