13. Marine Sediments

  1. Roy Chester1 and
  2. Tim Jickells2

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118349083.ch13

Marine Geochemistry

Marine Geochemistry

How to Cite

Chester, R. and Jickells, T. (2012) Marine Sediments, in Marine Geochemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118349083.ch13

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Environmental Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118349076

Online ISBN: 9781118349083



  • the global journey, and material sinks;
  • marine sediments;
  • the continental margins, land mass as a seaward extension;
  • distribution of various topographic features;
  • constructive and destructive boundaries;
  • marine sediments, deposited under depositional environments;
  • formation of deep-sea sediments;
  • geostrophic deep-ocean or bottom currents;
  • sediment sources to the North Atlantic;
  • hemi-pelagic deep-sea sediments


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The formation of deep-sea sediments

  • A general scheme for the classification of marine sediments

  • The distribution of marine sediments

  • The chemical composition of marine sediments

  • Chemical signals to marine sediments

  • Marine sediments: summary

  • References