Chapter 5. Carbonate Depositional Systems II: Deeper-Water Facies of Pelagic and Resedimented Limestones

  1. Maurice E. Tucker1 and
  2. V. Paul Wright2

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch5

Carbonate Sedimentology

Carbonate Sedimentology

How to Cite

Tucker, M. E. and Wright, V. P. (1990) Carbonate Depositional Systems II: Deeper-Water Facies of Pelagic and Resedimented Limestones, in Carbonate Sedimentology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Durham, UK

  2. 2

    University of Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 MAR 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632014729

Online ISBN: 9781444314175

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Keywords:

  • carbonate depositional systems II;
  • pelagic oozes and organisms;
  • pelagic and resedimented limestones;
  • pelagic carbonate sedimentation control;
  • pelagic carbonate sedimentation rates;
  • oceanic anoxic events (OAEs);
  • Ordovician Orthoceras limestones;
  • pelagic facies models;
  • carbonate resedimentation processes;
  • modern resedimented carbonates - Bahama slopes and basins

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to pelagic carbonates

  • Pelagic oozes and organisms

  • Controls on pelagic carbonate sedimentation

  • Pelagic carbonate sedimentation rates

  • Deposition of modem pelagic carbonate facies

  • Diagenesis of modem pelagic carbonates

  • Ancient pelagic carbonates

  • Pelagic facies models

  • Introduction to resedimented carbonates

  • Processes of carbonate resedimentation

  • Modem resedimented carbonates: The Bahama slopes and basins

  • Facies models for resedimented carbonates: aprons and fans

  • Ancient resedimented carbonates