Carbonate ramps [electronic resource] / edited by V. Paul Wright and Trevor P. Burchette
- Geological Society special publication ; no. 149
- This volume is an up-to-date compilation of our understanding of modern and ancient carbonate ramp deposystems from 13 countries. It sheds new light on ramp development and related topics by addressing a number of key issues including: terminology - can we classify ramps?; processes - how important are water temperature controls and production-depth profiles?; tectonic controls - are ramps by necessity restricted to shallow, flexural basins?; sedimentary processes - sediment dispersal versus in situ production; origin of ramp reef-mounds; evolution of ramps into other platform types.
- 9781786201225 (ebook)
- Previously issued in print: 1998.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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