By Simon D. Houghton (auth.), David Graham Jenkins (eds.)
Seven unique case-studies are provided during this quantity, each one describing the applying of micropaleontology and palynology in utilized geology: (1) a examine of the fashionable distribution of coccolith sedimentation within the North Sea and its capability for destiny program in basin research; (2) ostracods are proven to be solid paleoenvironmental signs within the early Cretaceous and Tertiary; (3) a biogenic fuel seep within the North Sea is proven to be marked through diagnostic benthonic foraminifera; (4) within the North Sea hydrocarbon exploration, built-in reviews of micropaleontology have supplied necessary info; (5) palynofacies research are proven to be important in making a choice on depositional occasions and hydrocarbon resource rock capability; (6) the applying of paleontology and sedimentology to series stratigraphy is proven within the early Cretaceous; and (7) the appliance of micropaleontology is proven to be a vital instrument in either engineering and fiscal geology. so much chapters were ready by means of earth scientists from industry.
The learn of microfossils offered during this ebook offers valuable facts for stratigraphers, petroleum geologists and for engineers and monetary geologists operating in hydrocarbon exploration and basin analysis.
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Jeremiah, pers. , 1992). 6 Conclusions Coccolith abundance and species diversity in the North Sea sediments are controlled by the seasonal supply of coccolithophorids from Atlantic water to the basin, and by the degree of tidal influence in the overlying water column. High diversity assemblages are deposited by seasonally-stratified Atlantic water. Recent coccoliths are either very rare or absent in sediments underlying the tidally mixed water column of the southern North Sea. The abundance of E.
G. 2 % at Station Hotel in the tropics. 6: Mean (%) abundance of E. huxley, G. oceanica and G. 14). Values represent data combined from surface water and 100m levels (compiled from Okada and McIntyre, 1979). E. huxleyi G. 0 G. 2% of total assemblage. G. oceanica usually forms 10-25 % of coccolith assemblages deposited from tropical to warm transitional waters of the Atlantic (Schneiderman, 1977). Highest abundance values for G. , 1977). In the Pacific Ocean, abundant E. huxleyi at low to mid-latitudes is generally restricted to assemblages underlying waters of low fertility.
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Applied Micropalaeontology by Simon D. Houghton (auth.), David Graham Jenkins (eds.)