On the Determination of Sediment Accumulation Rates
Sediment accumulation rates are an essential tool for the understanding of processes related to the deposition of organic and inorganic materials in marine and lacustrine environments. Sediment accumulation rates are not only a measure of the speed of deposition, but also represent a very useful tool for further paleoenvironmental reconstructions of climate history or biotic evolution as seen in the fossil record.
The present volume provides an invaluable introduction to available strategies for the determination of the speed of sedimentation. It discusses the various methods and related problems, proposes new concepts and introduces selected applications in the form of case studies.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: Presents an introduction to available strategies for determination of the speed of sedimentation, an essential tool for understanding processes related to the deposition of organic and inorganic materials in marine and lacustrine environments. Discusses various methods and related problems, proposes new concepts, and introduces applications in the form of case studies. Specific topics include coccolithophore export production and accumulation rates, and determination of mass accumulation rates from cosmic particle fluxes. The editors are affiliated with the Vrije University in Amsterdam and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research.