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Continental Shelves of the World: Their Evolution During the Last Glacio-Eustatic Cycle

Product Code: M0041
Series: GSL Memoirs
Author/Editor: Edited by F.L. Chiocci & A.R. Chivas
Publication Date: 06 November 2014
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Memoir 41

The world's continental shelves are the sites of vast resources of food, energy and minerals, the exploitation of which is continuously increasing. Fluctuating global sea levels throughout the Quaternary period produced multiple transgressive and regressive cycles that profoundly affected and shaped these shelves.  The complex interactions among climate, sea level, tectonics, oceanography and sediment input have formed distinctive sediment packages on each shelf and provide a guide to the interpretation of older shelf sequences throughout the geological record.



This Memoir compiles studies on 23 selected shelves from all the continents, focusing on their evolution and examining the patterns of sedimentation during the past approximately 125 000 years. In addition to providing basic background information for each area, the chapters consider specific aspects of continental shelf research, from seismic stratigraphy to geomorphology, from palaeoceanography to palaeo sea-level reconstruction and from palaeontology to geochemistry.

 

Published online 26/09/2014. Print copy available from 06/11/2014.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-686-9
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 343
Weight: 1.7 kg

Contents

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1   CHIOCCI, F. L. & CHIVAS, A. R. An overview of the continental shelves of the world

Chapter 2   SHAW, J., TODD, B. J., LI, M. Z., MOSHER, D. C. & KOSTYLEV, V. E. Continental shelves of Atlantic Canada

Chapter 3  MILLER, K. G., BROWNING, J. V., MOUNTAIN, G. S., SHERIDAN, R. E., SUGARMAN, P. J., GLENN, S. & CHRISTENSEN, B. A. History of continental shelf and slope sedimentation on the US middle Atlantic margin

Chapter 4   VITAL, H. The north and northeast Brazilian tropical shelves

Chapter 5   NAGAI, R. H., SOUSA, S. H. M. & MAHIQUES, M. M. The southern Brazilian shelf

Chapter 6   VIOLANTE, R. A., PATERLINI, C. M., MARCOLINI, S. I., COSTA, I. P., CAVALLOTTO, J. L., LAPRIDA, C., DRAGANI, W., GARCÍA CHAPORI, N., WATANABE, S., TOTAH, V., ROVERE, E. I. & OSTERRIETH, M. L. The Argentine continental shelf: morphology, sediments, processes and evolution since the Last Glacial Maximum

Chapter 7   UŚCINOWICZ, S. The Baltic Sea continental shelf

Chapter 8  REY, D., ÁLVAREZ-IGLESIAS, P., ARAÚJO, M. F., BERNABEU, A. M., COMAS, M., DECASTRO, M., DRUET, M., FERREIRA DA SILVA, E., FERRÍN, A., GESTEIRA, M., MARTINS, V., MOHAMED, K. J., RUBIO, B. & VILAS, F. The NW Iberian continental shelf

Chapter 9   LOBO, F. J., LE ROY, P., MENDES, I. & SAHABI, M. The Gulf of Cádiz continental shelves

Chapter 10   MHAMMDI, N., SNOUSSI, M., MEDINA, F. & JAAÏDI, E. B. Recent sedimentation in the NW African shelf

Chapter 11   LOBO, F. J., ERCILLA, G., FERNÁNDEZ-SALAS, L. M. & GÁMEZ, D. The Iberian Mediterranean shelves

Chapter 12    MARTORELLI, E., FALESE, F. & CHIOCCI, F. L. Overview of the variability of Late Quaternary continental shelf deposits of the Italian peninsula

Chapter 13 FERENTINOS, G., LYKOUSIS, V., PAPATHEODOROU, G. & IATROU, M. Hellenic shelf: late Quaternary tectonics, sea-level changes, sedimentation and geohazards

Chapter 14 NICHOLAS, W. A. & CHIVAS, A. R. Late Quaternary sea-level change on the Black Sea shelves

Chapter 15 FARUQUE, B. M. & RAMACHANDRAN, K. V. The continental shelf of western India

Chapter 16 FARUQUE, B. M., VAZ, G. G. & MOHAPATRA, G. P. The continental shelf of eastern India

Chapter 17 RAMASWAMY, V. & RAO, P. S. The Myanmar continental shelf

Chapter 18 O’BRIEN, P. E., HARRIS, P. T., POST, A. L. & YOUNG, N. East Antarctic continental shelf: Prydz Bay and the Mac.Robertson Land Shelf

Chapter 19 COLLINS, L. B., JAMES, N. P. & BONE, Y. Carbonate shelf sediments of the western continental margin of Australia

Chapter 20 MURRAY-WALLACE, C. V. The continental shelves of SE Australia

Chapter 21 YANG, S., WANG, Z., DOU, Y. & SHI, X. A review of sedimentation since the Last Glacial Maximum on the continental shelf of eastern China

Chapter 22    BARRIE, J. V., HETHERINGTON, R. & MACLEOD, R. Pacific margin, Canada shelf physiography: a complex history of glaciation, tectonism, oceanography and sea-level change

Chapter 23    COVAULT, J. A. & FILDANI, A. Continental shelves as sediment capacitors or conveyors: source-to-sink insights from the tectonically active Oceanside shelf, southern California, USA

Chapter 24   DUMONT, J. F., SANTANA, E., BONNARDOT, M.-A., PAZMIÑO, N., PEDOJA, K. & SCALABRINO, B. Geometry of the coastline and morphology of the convergent continental margin of Ecuador

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