About this book
The accumulation of organic matter allows inferences about a wide selection of processes in the geological past. The Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Yorkshire, U.K.) can be regarded as a model of the formation of hydrocarbon source rocks. The driving force of organic matter accumulation is the organic phytoplankton productivity, whereas oxygenation conditions seem to have played a secondary role. In Lake Bouchet (French Massif Central) organic matter appears to be a good indicator of paleoenvironmental changes occurring for over 350000 years. The book is of special interest to geologists and geochemists interested in organic matter accumulation.
Erdölmuttergestein Klimatologie Organisches Material Primärprodktion Quartäre Paläoklimatologie Sediment hydrocarbon source rocks maar sedimentology organic matter plankton primary productivity quaternary paleoclimatology sedimentology