Sea-Ice and Iceberg Sedimentation in the Ocean

Recent and Past

  • Alexander P. Lisitzin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Alexander P. Lisitzin
      Pages 1-10
  3. The Earth’s Cryosphere and Peculiarities of Sedimentation in It

  4. Sea Ice Sedimentation in the Ocean

  5. Glacial (Iceberg) Sedimentation in the Ocean

  6. Glacial Sedimentogenesis in the Earth’s Geological Past

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 465-465
    2. Alexander P. Lisitzin
      Pages 467-480
  7. Basis for the Analysis of Cryogenic Formations · Tectonic Zonality

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 499-563

About this book


In many geological epochs, glacial sediments are widespread. This type of sedimentation results from the interaction between atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere under temperatures ranging from 0 to -80. Two types of glacial sediments exists: those from sea-ice and those from icebergs. Both types can be subdivided into various subfacies. Most widespread in the Northern Hemisphere is the Siberian subfacies, characterized by silt and clay and often misinterpreted as sediments of temperate zones. This reference book for researchers working on this kind of sediments provides a complete overview of the various glacial deposits in the ocean.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander P. Lisitzin
    • 1
  1. 1.P. P. Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63236-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55905-1
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