Deep-water contourite systems: modern drifts and ancient by Dorrik A. V. Stow

By Dorrik A. V. Stow

Contourites are a frequent yet poorly recognized staff of sediments associated with the motion of strong backside currents in deep water. even supposing we all know they're particularly universal alongside continental margins and during oceanic gateways, they've been surrounded by means of the debate due to the fact that they have been first famous within the early Nineteen Sixties. the place competently well-known and decoded they could supply one of many keys to our higher knowing of backside water stream and of the ocean-climate hyperlink. they're a part of the spectrum of deposits that confronts the oil as exploration strikes into steadily better water depths. This memoir is a vital end result of the foreign Geological Correlation undertaking 432 on backside Currents, Contourites and Paleocirculation. It contains 30 papers concerning over seventy five key scientists from all over the world. Following an introductory cutting-edge paper by means of the editors, there are 25 separate case reports on sleek drifts and 4 on historic contourite sequence. This quantity is devoted to the reminiscence of Charlie Hollister (1936-1999), one of many founding fathers and pioneers of contourite learn. additionally to be had: fiscal and Palaeoceanographic importance of Contourite Deposits - detailed e-book No 276 - ISBN 9781862392267 3D Seismic know-how - Geological Society Memoirs M0029 - ISBN 9781862391512 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the earth, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes a variety of top quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign acceptance for the standard of its work.The many parts within which we submit in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic stories and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology publications

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