By Editors H. M. Pedley and G. Carannante

In past times decade, paintings on cool-water carbonates has elevated to develop into a mainstream learn region. reviews on glossy and Quaternary deposits will stay very important; although, there's expanding momentum in the direction of unravelling sediment methods, biota–sediment interactions and diagenetic items in Cenozoic and older cool-water carbonates. Many contributions during this publication record Cenozoic and Quaternary carbonates from landlocked (microtidal) water-bodies. those carbonates reveal very important adjustments in biota and upholstery distributions compared to international ocean examples. therefore, the clinical group is now higher positioned to reinterpret pre-Tertiary carbonates the place there's a suspicion that they've built lower than microtidal stipulations. a few papers within the booklet supply new methods to examining environmental swap inside macrotidal regimes and others lay company foundations for destiny cool-water carbonate diagenetic learn. the purpose of the ebook is to demonstrate contemporary foreign contributions to cool-water carbonates examine, with an emphasis on Neogene and up to date case stories. Contributions are divided into 3 sections: microtidal carbonates from the Mediterranean realm; macrotidal examples from New Zealand, Australia and Mexico; and early diagenetic fabrics.Also on hand: Geometry and Petrogenesis of Dolomite Hydrocarbon Reservoirs - ISBN 1862391661 The Palynology And Micropalaeontology of obstacles - ISBN 1862391602 Carbonate Platform structures: elements and Interactions - ISBN 1862390746

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Caparme Nuragiche (CN) stratigraphic section (in situ bryozoan-bearing carbonate factory). In situ Sertellid bryozoan colony. Low hydrodynamic conditions are witnessed by the perfect preservation of the fragile colony. ,. Isili megabreccias Fig. 10. Isili Channel system sketch map. Modern-day physiography allowed 3D geometrical analysis, particularly along the steep walls of the Riu Corrigas canyon, which represent an exceptional observation window for the Miocene Isili Channel system (see Vigorito et al.

Unlike other cores, GRC03 records CCB up to surface interval A. The reason for this discrepancy is difficult to explain, since the present-day depth at core location is well below the euphotic zone and the very similar interval GRC04A does not contain CCB (Figs 2, 17). One can hypothesize that core GRC03 is located close to a source of CCB, which are possibly transported from slightly shallower settings. 33 recorded as an upcore increase in pelite and bathyal, mud-related molluscs. The observed molluscan association and rhodolith abundance, shape and composition are ecologically compatible with the embedding sediment.

These coarse deposits pass trough-ward and upward to shallow-marine tuffaceous sandstones mixed with terrigenous/carbonate sandy/pebbly deposits, followed by rhodalgal rudstones that formed large trough-ward prograding sedimentary wedges (Cherchi et al. 2000). Since Aquitanian times in the Isili area, active tectonics, sea-level variation and ecological factors have combined to control the development of a rhodalgal carbonate factory on the Punta Trempu structural high, as well as the remobilization and the re-deposition of carbonate sediments into the adjacent basin (Cherchi et al.

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