* Provides updated, current models for the mid-Late Devonian and Permian-Triassic mass extinction episodes
* Highlights several new analytical approaches for developing quantitative
* Takes an integrated approach presenting datasets from a broad range of sub-disciplines
The book opens with a chapter which gives an overview of the whole picture of global patterns of carbonate and clastic sedimentation. It then proceeds to a discussion of sedimentary models of siliciclastic deposits and coral reef relationships. The rest of the book comprises eight case studies on carbonate-clastic transitions, and a final chapter on control of carbonate-clastic sedimentation systems by baroclinic coastal currents.
The aim of the book is to emphasize that clastic and carbonate sedimentation are not separate but part of a continuum - a transition which needs to be more thoroughly investigated and better understood. The excellent research papers presented here will undoubtedly help to achieve this goal.
Though research has been, and is being, conducted in these fields since the introduction of sea level cycles and sequence development concepts in the 1970"s, the available information is scattered. Cretaceous Sea Level Rise presents the current understanding and future directions of the research on Cretaceous sea level cycles in a single source, forming a reference work for beginners, graduates and postgraduates who are interested in this subject.Authored by an expert in Sea Level Rise, with over 15 years’ experienceConcludes with a section that looks to the future of sea level changeThe only source to combine the current understanding and future directions of the research on Cretaceous sea level cycles in one place