Open-marine sedimentation is controlled by a variety of factors, the most important of which are submarine relief, movement of water masses, climate, sources of terrigenous and volcanogenic material, biologic productivity, processes of dissolution, and phenomena of resedimentation. The influence of these factors has been dealt with in detail by authors such as Lisitzin (1972), Hsu and Jenkyns (1974), Kennett (1982), Seibold and Berger (1982), Jenkyns (in Reading 1986), and Rupke (in Reading 1986). Additional information is furnished by specialized treatizes like Heezen and Hollister (1971), Reineck and Singh (1980), Warme et al. (1981), Galloway and Hobday (1983), and Miall (1984). We shall restrict ourselves to a resume of the main conditions of sedimentation as determined by the critical factor of submarine relief, the characteristics of which are confined solely to the marine environment.
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- Open-Marine Environments
Prof. Dr. Hervé Chamley
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg