By Simon D. Houghton (auth.), David Graham Jenkins (eds.)
Seven unique case-studies are offered during this quantity, every one describing the applying of micropaleontology and palynology in utilized geology: (1) a learn of the trendy distribution of coccolith sedimentation within the North Sea and its capability for destiny software in basin research; (2) ostracods are proven to be solid paleoenvironmental symptoms 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 experiences of micropaleontology have supplied worthy info; (5) palynofacies research are proven to be very important in making a choice on depositional occasions and hydrocarbon resource rock capability; (6) the applying of paleontology and sedimentology to series stratigraphy is tested within the early Cretaceous; and (7) the applying of micropaleontology is proven to be an important instrument in either engineering and financial geology. such a lot chapters were ready by means of earth scientists from industry.
The learn of microfossils provided during this e-book offers valuable information for stratigraphers, petroleum geologists and for engineers and financial geologists operating in hydrocarbon exploration and basin analysis.
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M. R. (eds). The micropalaeontology of the Oceans, Cambridge University Press, 253-261. Mikkelsen, N. 1985. Late Quaternary evolution of the Skagerrack area as mirrored by calcareous nannoplankton. Norske Geologisk Tidsskrift, 65, 87-90. , 1985. Recent foraminifera from the North Sea (Forties and Ekofisk areas) and the continental shelf to the west of Scotland. J. , 4, 117-125. , Weston, J. and Sturrock, S. 1983. Sedimentary indicators of water movement in the western approaches to the English Channel.
1, 32 SIMON D. HOUGHTON Lower Cretaceous nannofloras at both high and low latitude sites are dominated by Ellipsagelosphaera. The only exception to this distribution is on the Norwegian shelf where Watznaueria is more abundant (Cooper, 1989). Tithonian to Lower Cretaceous shallow marginal marine sites are usually characterized by an increase in density and diversity of nannoconids. Theirstein (1976) recorded the differences between Cretaceous nannofossil assemblages in the Tethys and those assemblages found in Pacific sites recovered by the Deep Sea Drilling Project.
Huxleyi; however off the Great Fish River mouth an isolated G. oceanica dominant flora was present. Additionally, the highest abundance of G. oceanica in the plankton of the Caribbean Sea was noted by Thronsen (1972) in a land-influenced locality off Panama. An adaption for higher nutrient levels or high levels of lithic particles, or both of these, may explain the dramatic increase in landward dominance of G. oceanica (over E. huxleyi) recorded from several marginal seas from Indo-Pacific and Atlantic regions (Houghton and Guptha, 1991).
Applied Micropalaeontology by Simon D. Houghton (auth.), David Graham Jenkins (eds.)