By Maria Mutti, Werner E. Piller, Christian Betzler
The Oligocene and Miocene Epochs include crucial stages within the Cenozoic international cooling that led from a greenhouse to an icehouse Earth.
Recent significant advances within the knowing and time-resolution of weather occasions occurring at present, in addition to the proliferation of experiences on Oligocene and Miocene shallow-water/neritic carbonate structures, invite us to reconsider the importance of those carbonate structures within the context of alterations in weather and Earth floor methods. Carbonate platforms, as a result of a large dependence at the ecological standards of organisms generating the sediment, are delicate recorders of adjustments in environmental stipulations on this planet surface.
The papers incorporated during this certain book deal with the dynamic evolution of carbonate structures deposited throughout the Oligocene and Miocene within the context on climatic and Earth surfaces techniques targeting climatic tendencies and controls over deposition; temporal adjustments in carbonate manufacturers and palaeoecology; carbonate terminology; facies; approaches and environmental parameters (including water temperature and creation intensity profiles); carbonate manufacturers and their spatial and temporal variability; and tectonic controls over architecture.
This publication is a part of the International organization of Sedimentologists (IAS) unique Publications.
The unique guides from the IAS are a suite of thematic volumes edited by way of experts on topics of imperative curiosity to sedimentologists. Papers are reviewed and revealed to an analogous excessive criteria as these released within the magazine Sedimentology and several other of those volumes became regular works of reference.