By Simon D. Houghton (auth.), David Graham Jenkins (eds.)
Seven unique case-studies are provided during this quantity, every one describing the applying of micropaleontology and palynology in utilized geology: (1) a examine of the trendy 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 symptoms within the early Cretaceous and Tertiary; (3) a biogenic gasoline seep within the North Sea is proven to be marked by means of 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 choosing depositional occasions and hydrocarbon resource rock capability; (6) the appliance of paleontology and sedimentology to series stratigraphy is established within the early Cretaceous; and (7) the appliance of micropaleontology is proven to be a vital software in either engineering and fiscal geology. so much chapters were ready by way of earth scientists from industry.
The learn of microfossils offered during this ebook offers worthwhile facts for stratigraphers, petroleum geologists and for engineers and fiscal geologists operating in hydrocarbon exploration and basin analysis.
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R. and Huddlestun, P. 1973 . An Upper Pliocene-Pleistocene calcareous nannoplankton flora from a subantarctic Pacific deep-sea core . Micropaleontol. , 2, 973-1008 . B. and McIntyre, A. 1977. Coccolith biogeography from North Atlantic and Pacific surface sediments. S . (ed) Oceanic Micropaleontology, 2, Academic Press , London, 973-1008 . H. and Braarud, T. 1935 . Qualitative study of the phytoplankton in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine (including observations on hydrography, chemistry and turbididty).
Monsoonal upwelling occurs off Somalia, in the northern Arabian Sea, in the Bay of Bengal, off the Andaman Islands, off northwest Australia and in the seas of southeast Asia; all these regions have coccolith assemblages dominated by G. oceanica. The high nutrient-preference of G. oceanica could explain its dominance in monsoonalinfluenced regions and also explain the change to E. huxleyi-dominated assemblages observed southward in the SUbtropical regions of the southern Great Barrier Reef, Tasman Sea and southern coasts of Australia, where there is no monsoonal influence (Houghton, 1991 a; Houghton and Guptha, 1991).
1977). 5. Marginal sea coccoliths in the western Pacific usually contain more than 28 species with a maximum of 59 being recorded from the Great Barrier ReefCoral Sea region (Conley, 1979). All these assemblages containing high numbers of coccoliths were deposited at low-latitudes «30"S) . Marginal sea assemblages deposited at higher latitudes contain fewer species, ranging from eight to 18. A similar decrease in numbers of coccolith species also occurs with decreasing latitude in the oceanic environment (McIntyre and Be, 1967; Burns, 1972).