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Sea-Ice and Iceberg Sedimentation in the Ocean

Recent and Past

Benefits

  • Overview over all world oceans

  • Collection of world-wide data of glacio-marine phenomena

Book

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

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Arctic Ocean Iceberg Ocean Permafrost Sediment Sedimentation Transport abrasion marine oceanic sea ice silt

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.P. P. Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sea-Ice and Iceberg Sedimentation in the Ocean
  • Book Subtitle Recent and Past
  • Authors Alexander P. Lisitzin
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55905-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67965-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-63236-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-55905-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 563
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original Russian edition published by Nauka, Moscow, 1994
  • Topics Geomorphology
    Oceanography
    Sedimentology
    Geology
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Reviews

From the reviews:

"In many geological epochs, glacial sediments are widespread. … Two types of glacial sediments exist: those from sea-ice and those from icebergs. … This reference book for researchers working on this kind of sediments provides a complete overview of the various glacial deposits in the ocean." (Oceanis, Vol. 27 (3-4), 2003)

"The book will appeal primarily to those working in cold climates with an interest in sedimentology and sedimentological processes. The book follows a clear and logical structure. … The strength of this book is its global coverage and synthesis of huge amounts of data. The topics covered provide an exhaustive text on sea-ice and iceberg sedimentation … . This is a good book covering a topic that will be of interest to many readers of The Holocene." (Neil F. Glasser, The Holocene, Vol. 14 (6), 2004)

"The publication of the English Language version of Alexander Lisitzin’s monograph on iceberg and sea ice sedimentation is timely. … It is aimed as a reference book for researchers working on glacial and sea ice influenced sedimentary environments and deposits. … Undoubtedly, a positive aspect of this book is its summary of, and reference to, a large amount of Russian literature on sea ice and iceberg sedimentation and high latitude marine environments." (Colm Ó Cofaigh, Antarctic Science, Vol. 15 (4), December, 2003)