Diagenetic Salinity Cycles: A Link Between Carbonate Diagenesis and Sequence Stratigraphy

  1. Sadoon Morad,
  2. J. Marcelo Ketzer and
  3. Luiz F. De Ros
  1. A.É Csoma and
  2. R.H. Goldstein

Published Online: 22 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118485347.ch17

Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy

Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy

How to Cite

Csoma, A.É. and Goldstein, R.H. (2013) Diagenetic Salinity Cycles: A Link Between Carbonate Diagenesis and Sequence Stratigraphy, in Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy (eds S. Morad, J. M. Ketzer and L. F. De Ros), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118485347.ch17

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd., 120 Lindley Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045-7613, USA (E-mail: anitacsoma@hotmail.com), Present address: ConocoPhillips, 600 N. Dairy Ashford, PR, 2288 GS, 064, Houston TX 77079, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAY 2013
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118485392

Online ISBN: 9781118485347

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Keywords:

  • carbonate diagenesis;
  • diagenetic salinity cycles (DSCs);
  • Italy;
  • Jamaica;
  • sequence stratigraphic framework;
  • Spain

Summary

This chapter expands on a conceptual model, the concept of diagenetic salinity cycles (DSCs), for predicting early near-surface diagenetic processes and products given a record of relative sea-level rise and fall. In order to begin to explore the variables that give rise to diagenetic salinity cycles with differing characteristics, DSCs of three study areas (Cretaceous carbonates of Monte Camposauro, Italy; The Plio-Pleistocene Hope Gate Formation of Jamaica; and The Pleistocene karstic aquifers of Mallorca, Spain) have been described and evaluated on the basis of integrated field observations, transmitted light petrography, cathodoluminescence, X-ray diffraction, major element, d13C, δ18O and fluid inclusion data.