Sedimentation as a Three-Component System

Organic Carbon, Carbonate, Noncarbonate

  • Authors
  • Werner Ricken

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 51)

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Sedimentation as a Three-Component System describes the most common styles of deposition in marine environments as they relate to sediment composition.Three components, organic matter, carbonate, and siliciclastic sediment, maysettle concurrently, but at different rates, intermixing on the sea floor to form a particular sediment composition. A change in the flux of one component is capable of relatively diluting or concentrating theother two components, which can be expressed in the characteristic ratio of organic carbon to carbonate in the resulting sediment. The basic concept of this book is to address organic carbon-carbonate associations in terms of depositional inputs and time spans. In addition, the three-component system describes organic carbon changes related to major facies transitions. Examples include models of the genesis of carbonaceous sediments, with their various laminated to bioturbated lithotypes, and numerical organic carbon prediction.


Karbonat Klastische Silikate Sediment Sediment composition Sedimentation Sedimentzusammensetzung carbon carbonate environment marine organic carbon organischer Kohlenstoff siliciclastics

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-57386-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48108-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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