Accession Number : AD0708407

Title :   CALCIUM CARBONATE BUDGET OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONTINENTAL BORDERLAND.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : HAWAII INST OF GEOPHYSICS HONOLULU

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Stephen V.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 206

Abstract : Processes of limestone formation have largely been investigated by studying Holocene carbonate sediments. Limestones result when the processes of sediment supply, transportation, and chemical alteration interact to create sediments or sedimentary rocks with more than 50 per cent calcium carbonate. The same processes, occurring at different rates, can reduce the calcium carbonate content of marine sediments and prevent limestone formation. Therefore, the study of these processes in provinces of Holocene carbonate-poor sediments is equally important to the understanding of limestone formation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTINENTAL SHELVES, SEDIMENTATION), (*LIMESTONE, SOURCES), CALCIUM COMPOUNDS, CARBONATES, OCEAN CURRENTS, ALGAE, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, AGING(MATERIALS), DEGRADATION, FORAMINIFERA, SHALLOW WATER, DEEP WATER, SEDIMENTARY ROCK, RIVERS, FOULING, AQUATIC ANIMALS, THESES

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE