Cretaceous Sea Level Rise

Cretaceous Sea Level Rise
Author: Mu Ramkumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2015-11-05
ISBN 10: 0128093234
ISBN 13: 9780128093238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cretaceous Sea Level Rise delves into the question of whether the observed short-term sea-level changes are regional (tectonic) or global (eustatic) and determines their possible relation to climate cycles; to assess the role of feedback mechanisms, i.e. thermal expansion/contraction of seawater, subsidence due to loading by water, changing vegetation of the Earth System and to investigate the relation of sea-level highs and lows to ocean anoxia and oxidation events, represented by black shales and oceanic red beds, and to evaluate the evidence for ephemeral glacial episodes or other climate events. Though research has been, and is being, conducted in these fields since the introduction of sea level cycles and sequence development concepts in the 1970"s, the available information is scattered. Cretaceous Sea Level Rise presents the current understanding and future directions of the research on Cretaceous sea level cycles in a single source, forming a reference work for beginners, graduates and postgraduates who are interested in this subject. Authored by an expert in Sea Level Rise, with over 15 years’ experience Concludes with a section that looks to the future of sea level change The only source to combine the current understanding and future directions of the research on Cretaceous sea level cycles in one place

Geochemical Consequences of Cretaceous Sea Level Rise

Geochemical Consequences of Cretaceous Sea Level Rise
Author: Timothy Peter Bata
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1063576426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cretaceous Climate Events and Short Term Sea Level Changes

Cretaceous Climate Events and Short Term Sea Level Changes
Author: M. Wagreich,M.B. Hart,B. Sames,I.O. Yilmaz
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-05
ISBN 10: 1786204746
ISBN 13: 9781786204745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sea-level constitutes a critical planetary boundary for geological processes and human life. Sea-level fluctuations during major greenhouse phases are still enigmatic and strongly discussed in terms of changing climate systems. The geological record of the Cretaceous greenhouse period provides a deep-time view on greenhouse-phase Earthsystem processes that facilitates a much better understanding of the causes and consequences of global, geologically short-term, sea-level changes. In particualr, Cretaceous hothouse periods can serve as a laboratory to better understand a near-future greenhouse Earth. This volume presents high-resolution sea-level records from globally distributed sedimentary archives of the Cretaceous involving a large group of scientists from the International Geoscience Programme IGCP 609. Marine to non-marine sedimentary successions were analysed for revised age constraints, the correlation of global palaeoclimate shifts and sea-level changes, tested for climate-driven cyclicities, and correlated within a high-resolution stratigraphic framework of the Geological Timescale. For hothouse periods, the hypothesis of significant global groundwater-related sea-level change, i.e. aquifer-eustasy as a major process, is reviewed and substantiated.

Eustasy High Frequency Sea Level Cycles and Habitat Heterogeneity

Eustasy  High Frequency Sea Level Cycles and Habitat Heterogeneity
Author: Mu Ramkumar,David Menier
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN 10: 012812721X
ISBN 13: 9780128127216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Eustatic High-Frequency Sea Level Cycles and Habitat Heterogeneity: Basinal-Regional-Global Implications presents the current understanding and future directions of the research on Cretaceous sea level cycles in a single source. This reference work is for beginners, graduates, and postgraduates who are interested in the subject and intend to venture into serious research. This hybrid text/reference is for beginners, academics, and professionals who intend to document sea level dynamics on long and short time scales and resultant habitat and paleobiodiversity changes. Presents new and important regional geological knowledge with regard to the sedimentary basins of India Provides a one-stop-shop on high-frequency sea level cycles and fluctuations, and the impact created by tectonics and climatic cycles Contains reviews on the current status, case studies, and a look at future trends

Phanerozoic Sea level Changes

Phanerozoic Sea level Changes
Author: Anthony Hallam,Lapworth Professor of Geology Anthony Hallam
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780231074254
ISBN 13: 0231074255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Amid widespread international concern over changes in ocean levels resulting from the greenhouse effect, Anthony Hallam's Phanerozoic Sea-Level Changes is the first book exclusively dedicated to sea-level change in the Phanerozoic Eon, the time ranging from 590 million years ago to the present.

The Cretaceous World

The Cretaceous World
Author: Robert A. Spicer,Simon P. Kelley,Iain Gilmour
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2003-07-14
ISBN 10: 9780521538435
ISBN 13: 0521538432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A colourful Earth System Science textbook on the Cretaceous world, with numerous learning features and website.

Application of Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts to the Cretaceous Urgonian Carbonate Platform Southeast France

Application of Sequence Stratigraphic Concepts to the Cretaceous Urgonian Carbonate Platform  Southeast France
Author: David William Hunt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:827259056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carbonate platforms are increasingly being studied using sequence stratigraphic concepts and models borrowed from the study of siliciclastic shelves in passive margin settings. The direct transposition of the stratigraphic model for a siliciclastic shelf to its carbonate counterpart, the carbonate shelf, assumes that the two systems respond in a very similar way to changes of relative sea-level, the interpreted major control upon depositional stacking patterns. Current models depicting the sequence stratigraphic evolution of carbonate shelves are and have been frequently applied without regard for the differences between the siliciclastic and carbonate shelf depositional systems. It is the purpose of this study to test the current sequence stratigraphic model and its assumptions for a carbonate shelf. Carbonate shelves do differ quite fundamentally from their siliciclastic equivalents. The carbonate shelf has the capacity to respond in quite different ways to changes in relative sea-level, compared to siliciclastic systems, as a result of the strong physio-chemical control upon carbonate sedimentation and the potential high rates of carbonate production at the shelf margin in comparison to rates of relative sea-level rise. Carbonate sedimentation rates are also differential across a shelf and highly sensitive to slight environmental' changes such as nutrient upwelling and temperature increases or decreases. This can lead to abrupt changes of sedimentation rate not necessarily related to changes of relative sea-level. Because of these differences carbonate shelves can develop stratal patterns similar to siliciclastic settings, but in the majority of cases they are very different. In direct contrast to siliciclastic systems the lowstand systems tract is normally impoverished on the flanks of carbonate shelves. Two different end-members of lowstand sedimentation are distinguished for carbonate shelves and these reflect the inherited morphology of the slope: low angle, mud-dominated slopes are characterized by basin-floor slides and debrites during times of falling relative sea-level and by a relatively large volume autochthonous slope wedge. In direct contrast, high angle slopes are characterized by basin-floor megabreccias and volumetrically very small or even absent autochthonous slope wedges. The carbonate transgressive systems tract can also develop a wide variety of stratal patterns, a reflection of the often complex interplay of variable sedimentation rates and rates of relative sea-level rise. Two different types of geometric stacking pattern are distinguished: type 1 geometries, developed when sedimentation rates are less than rates of relative sea-level rise, and type 2 geometries formed when sedimentation rates are equal to or greater than rates of relative sea-level rise. The highstand systems tract is the time of maximum carbonate production potential and is normally associated with rapid basinwards progradation. For the highstand systems tract two different types of foreslope progradation are distinguished, slope aprons and toe-of-slope aprons. These differences between carbonate and siliciclastic depositional models suggest that simple application of the previously published models can lead to incorrect interpretation of systems tracts, sequences and therefore relative sea-level curves. Sequence stratigraphic models and concepts are tested by application to the spectacular seismic scale exposures of the mid-Cretaceous Urgonian platform, SE France. The platform is divided into a lower regressive' part, the Glandasse Formation and an upper 'transgressive' part the Urgonian Limestone Formation. These are dominated by progradational outer-shelf grainstone facies and aggradational shelf-lagoonal facies respectively. Criteria are developed to identify key surfaces and stratal packages upon the Urgonian platform. On the shelf sequence boundaries are readily defined and are marked by sub-aerial exposure surfaces associated with meteoric diagenesis. Lowstand sedimentation is generally absent, but can be represented by lacustrine facies. Strong erosional truncation is only developed on the shelf if siliciclastics are introduced during lowstand of sea-level. Thus, the transgressive and highstand systems tracts dominate shelf sedimentation but can only be distinguished if a clear flooding surface is developed, and this is not always the case. On the slope large-scale erosional surfaces developed by sedimentary bypass and/or slope collapse can develop at any stage of a sequence and make identification of the sequence boundary more difficult Similarly, on the basin-floor allochthonous debris derived from slope collapse and/or bypassing is not restricted to times of falling relative sea-level. From the criteria developed for identification of key stral surfaces and packages a sequence stratigraphy for the Urgonian platform is built This is placed within the time scale of Haq et al. (1987), and relative sea-level curves for the platform are constructed. These are compared to the eustatic sea-level charts from which they differ significantly. Minimum aggradation rates are also compared to other well known ancient carbonate platforms, from which the Urgonian is shown to have very high sedimentation rates.

Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin

Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin
Author: Patrick D. Nunn
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1999-06-09
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:35007004241612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Talk of the human-enhanced greenhouse effect and the ways in which it may affect our lives has made many people more aware of environmental change. We have come to realize that the environment is and has always bean in a state of continuous change, and that we and other organisms have had to adjust our lifestyles accordingly. This book focuses on the Pacific Basin, a vast region which can be considered a microcosm of the entire surface of the Earth and which has suffered from being marginalized in most accounts of Earth-surface processes and phenomena. In this book, the Pacific Basin includes the Pacific Ocean and Islands and also the Pacific Rim which is divided into the subregions of Antarctica, South America, Central America, North America, Beringia, East Asia and Australasia. Professor Nunn begins by outlining the distant origins of the modern Pacific Basin more than 1000 million years ago, then traces its development through the Palaeozoic and Mesozoic into the Cenozoic Era. For this time the last 66 million years - the history of environmental change becomes progressively better known. For the last 1.8 million years (the Quaternary period), the Earth s climate has oscillated between warm and cool, producing synchronous environmental changes throughout most of the Pacific Basin. The importance of volcanism and tectonics (land-level movements) for which the Pacific Basin is well known as causes of environmental change is explained in detail. The effects of human activities on most Pacific Basin environments began to be registered only during the Holocene the last 12 000 years culminating in the environmental crisis which currently afflicts many parts of this region. While the role of humans in altering Pacific Basin environments is discussed in detail, considerable attention is also given to the ways in which environmental change caused changes to human lifestyles which had far-reaching consequences.

Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Sedimentation in Northwest Iowa Northeast Nebraska and Southeast South Dakota

Cretaceous Stratigraphy and Sedimentation in Northwest Iowa  Northeast Nebraska  and Southeast South Dakota
Author: Robert L. Brenner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112047140303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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North African Cretaceous Carbonate Platform Systems

North African Cretaceous Carbonate Platform Systems
Author: Eulàlia Gili,Mohamed El Hédi Negra,Peter W. Skelton
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401000158
ISBN 13: 9789401000154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume arises from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on 'North African Cretaceous rudist and coral formations and their contributions to carbonate platform development , which was held in Tunisia, on 13-18 May, 2002. It was convened by M. El Hedi Negra (Universite 7 Novembre de Carthage, now Universite de Tunis El Manar, Tunisia) and Eulalia Gili (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain). The aims of the ARW were: (1) to review and critically assess currently available data on rudist/coral formations in North African Cretaceous carbonate platforms, and their correlations, and to integrate these data with other studies around the Mediterranean; (2) to place the findings in a global context, noting both similarities with other regions of platform development as well as local differences, and (3) exploring possible reasons for these; and to help promote the creation of a vibrant peri-Mediterranean collaborative research community, embracing researchers from the entire region, to carry forward this ambitious research programme. Twenty-two presentations (oral and poster) provided both topical reviews (covering rudist evolution, and ecology, mineralogical changes, applications of strontium isotope, and graphic correlation methods, and platform typology) as well as regional syntheses (Tunisian reservoirs, Moroccan platform history, Tunisian platforms and rudist/coral facies, Algerian platforms, and Egyptian platforms). Fifteen of these presentations are expanded here as papers. The workshop was attended by 24 academic staff, 4 geologists from the oil industry, plus several observers and students.

Ocean Circulation and Climate

Ocean Circulation and Climate
Author: Stefan Rahmstorf,Georg Feulner
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 904
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 012805851X
ISBN 13: 9780128058510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The oceans play a crucial role in the Earth’s climate system due largely to their ability to store and transport heat. The instrumental record, spanning an order of magnitude of 100 years, is short compared with some of the important timescales of climate variability. To understand the oceans’ role in these long-term changes, proxy data from sediments, ice cores, and corals must be used. Using these proxy data, we examine the evidence for past ocean circulation and sea-level changes before instrumental oceanographic measurements began. We discuss what paleoclimatic data can tell us about past ocean states and what can be learned from ocean and climate models. Particular foci of the chapter are the ocean circulation and sea-level changes during the Quaternary and the Cretaceous, two particularly interesting periods in Earth’s history. The Quaternary covers the past 2.5 million years and is characterized by periodic glaciations, while the Cretaceous, reaching back around 100 million years, had a warm greenhouse climate with a weak temperature gradient between the tropics and the poles.

Understanding Earth s Deep Past

Understanding Earth s Deep Past
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Committee on the Importance of Deep-Time Geologic Records for Understanding Climate Change Impacts
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN 10: 0309209196
ISBN 13: 9780309209199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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There is little dispute within the scientific community that humans are changing Earth's climate on a decadal to century time-scale. By the end of this century, without a reduction in emissions, atmospheric CO2 is projected to increase to levels that Earth has not experienced for more than 30 million years. As greenhouse gas emissions propel Earth toward a warmer climate state, an improved understanding of climate dynamics in warm environments is needed to inform public policy decisions. In Understanding Earth's Deep Past, the National Research Council reports that rocks and sediments that are millions of years old hold clues to how the Earth's future climate would respond in an environment with high levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Understanding Earth's Deep Past provides an assessment of both the demonstrated and underdeveloped potential of the deep-time geologic record to inform us about the dynamics of the global climate system. The report describes past climate changes, and discusses potential impacts of high levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases on regional climates, water resources, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and the cycling of life-sustaining elements. While revealing gaps in scientific knowledge of past climate states, the report highlights a range of high priority research issues with potential for major advances in the scientific understanding of climate processes. This proposed integrated, deep-time climate research program would study how climate responded over Earth's different climate states, examine how climate responds to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and clarify the processes that lead to anomalously warm polar and tropical regions and the impact on marine and terrestrial life. In addition to outlining a research agenda, Understanding Earth's Deep Past proposes an implementation strategy that will be an invaluable resource to decision-makers in the field, as well as the research community, advocacy organizations, government agencies, and college professors and students.

Sedimentation Tectonics and Eustasy

Sedimentation  Tectonics and Eustasy
Author: David I. M. Macdonald
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-04-15
ISBN 10: 1444303902
ISBN 13: 9781444303902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Over the last ten years, seismic and sequence stratigraphic studies have emphasized the role of worldwide fluctuations in sea level in controlling patterns of sedimentation. Widely recognized cycles of coastal onlap are thought to have been caused by such global changes. This postgraduate and reference text contains contributions from an international team of specialists. The book is based upon an IAS meeting which focused attention on the situation at active plate margins, covering three major themes: the underlying mechanics and rates of relative sea-level change at active plate margins; the interaction of eustatic and tectonic processes at modern margins; recognition of the products in the sedimentary record and possible criteria for distinguishing global eustatic from local tectonic effects. This book is intended for those studying and working in sedimentology, basin analysis, exploration geophysics and petroleum geology.

Sea Level Change

Sea Level Change
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Geophysics Study Committee
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1990-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309040396
ISBN 13: 9780309040396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sea-level rise may be one of the consequences of global warming. To understand changes in sea level caused by the "greenhouse effect," we must understand the factors that have caused the sea level to fluctuate significantly throughout history. This new volume explores current views among scientists on the causes and mechanisms of sea-level change. The authors examine measurement programs and make recommendations aimed at improving our understanding of the factors that affect sea level. It will be welcomed by scientists, engineers, and policymakers concerned about "greenhouse" issues and sea-level change, the environmental community, researchers, and students.

The Carboniferous Permian Transition

The Carboniferous Permian Transition
Author: Spencer G. Lucas,William A. DiMichele,James E. Barrick,Joerg W. Schneider,Justin A. Spielmann
Publsiher: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evolution of the Cretaceous Ocean climate System

Evolution of the Cretaceous Ocean climate System
Author: Enriqueta Barrera,Claudia C. Johnson
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 445
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780813723327
ISBN 13: 0813723329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mesozoic and Cenozoic Oceans

Mesozoic and Cenozoic Oceans
Author: Kenneth Jinghwa Hsü
Publsiher: Amer Geophysical Union
Total Pages: 153
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822002386266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sedimentology and Provenance of the Upper Cretaceous Rosario Formation and the Upper Paleocene Lower Eocene Sepultura Formation Baja California Mexico

The Sedimentology and Provenance of the Upper Cretaceous Rosario Formation and the Upper Paleocene Lower Eocene Sepultura Formation  Baja California  Mexico
Author: Victor Van Miller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:16623087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Geology of the Parks Monuments and Wildlands of Southern Utah

The Geology of the Parks  Monuments  and Wildlands of Southern Utah
Author: Robert Fillmore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015048832391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Fillmore surveys the origins of the formations and structural features and the geologic processes that have shaped the Colorado Plateau. He also provides road logs with mile-by-mile interpretive geologic descriptions along key sections of highway traversing this area.".

Antarctica

Antarctica
Author: U.S. Geological Survey,National Research Council,Polar Research Board
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2008-05-18
ISBN 10: 0309118549
ISBN 13: 9780309118545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica Book Review:

Antarctica is the center from which all surrounding continental bodies separated millions of years ago. Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World, reinforces the importance of continual changes in the country's history and the impact of these changes on global systems. The book also places emphasis on deciphering the climate records in ice cores, geologic cores, rock outcrops and those inferred from climate models. New technologies for the coming decades of geoscience data collection are also highlighted. Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World is a collection of papers that were presented by keynote speakers at the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. It is of interest to policy makers, researchers and scientific institutions.