14. Carboniferous Sedimentation and Volcanism on the Laurussian Margin

  1. Nigel Woodcock4 and
  2. Rob Strachan5
  1. S. J. Davies1,
  2. P. D. Guion2 and
  3. P. Gutteridge3

Published Online: 12 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118274064.ch14

Geological History of Britain and Ireland, Second Edition

Geological History of Britain and Ireland, Second Edition

How to Cite

Davies, S. J., Guion, P. D. and Gutteridge, P. (2012) Carboniferous Sedimentation and Volcanism on the Laurussian Margin, in Geological History of Britain and Ireland, Second Edition (eds N. Woodcock and R. Strachan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118274064.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

  2. 5

    School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

  2. 2

    Geography, Earth, Environmental Sciences, University of Derby, Derby, UK

  3. 3

    Cambridge Carbonates Ltd., Solihull, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193825

Online ISBN: 9781118274064

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Keywords:

  • Variscan cycle, consolidation of Pangaea;
  • carboniferous sedimentation, the Laurussian Margin;
  • carboniferous, change in the Earth system;
  • stratigraphy and correlation schemes;
  • early carboniferous syn-rift carbonates;
  • global events, affecting carboniferous;
  • Derbyshire carbonate platform;
  • Namurian deltas and rivers;
  • carboniferous of south-west England;
  • Scottish Westphalian, similarities to that of the Pennines

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Stratigraphy and Correlation Schemes

  • Tectonic Setting

  • Early Carboniferous Syn-Rift Carbonates, Clastics and Volcanics

  • Namurian Deltas and Rivers

  • Westphalian and Stephanian (Coal Measures) Rivers, Lakes and Mires

  • Carboniferous of South-West England

  • Summary

  • References