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Nature and Significance of the Recent Carbonate Mound Record

The Mound Challenger Code

  • Authors
  • Jean-PierreĀ Henriet
  • AnneleenĀ Foubert

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 126)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Anneleen Foubert, Jean-Pierre Henriet
    Pages 1-12
  3. Anneleen Foubert, Jean-Pierre Henriet
    Pages 13-44
  4. Anneleen Foubert, Jean-Pierre Henriet
    Pages 45-77
  5. Anneleen Foubert, Jean-Pierre Henriet
    Pages 79-119
  6. Anneleen Foubert, Jean-Pierre Henriet
    Pages 121-166
  7. Anneleen Foubert, Jean-Pierre Henriet
    Pages 167-191
  8. Anneleen Foubert, Jean-Pierre Henriet
    Pages 193-224
  9. Anneleen Foubert, Jean-Pierre Henriet
    Pages 225-255
  10. Anneleen Foubert, Jean-Pierre Henriet
    Pages 257-265
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 267-298

About this book

Introduction

The discovery of recent carbonate mounds and cold-water coral reefs along the European continental margins is a major achievement of the past decade. Different research projects have been developed, fueling vivid debates. The objectives of this study, which rides the wave of recent carbonate mound and cold-water coral research, are twofold: (1) to elucidate for the first time in history the nature and internal structure of a whole carbonate mound body, from base to top, and (2) to discuss the significance of the recent carbonate mound record. Challenger Mound, localized in Porcupine Seabight SW of Ireland, has been drilled during IODP Expedition Leg 307 "Modern Carbonate Mounds: Porcupine Drilling". The obtained mound record is compared with other mound structures in Porcupine Seabight and with a cluster of mounds in the Gulf of Cadiz, along the Moroccan margin. In this way, the authors highlight that recent carbonate mounds form a specific and important category within the wide range of diverse deep-water carbonate systems.

Keywords

Carbonate mounds Carbonate sedimentology Cold water corals Coral reef Ocean Sediment Seen biosphere diagenesis fluxes reefs

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00290-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-00289-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-00290-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
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