Carbonate sedimentation through the late Precambrian and Phanerozoic

Hay, William W. (1999) Carbonate sedimentation through the late Precambrian and Phanerozoic Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie / Teil 1, 1998 (5-6). pp. 435-445.

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The global sediment mass-age distribution indicates large variations in the rates
of carbonate sedimentation through time. The largest mass of carbonate deposited during
the entire history of the earth was produced during the Cambrian, possibly following on an
episode of phosphogenesis in the Late Precambrian. A second major episode occurred during the Late Devonian, probably reflecting the invasion of land by plants that altered the
rock-weathering and soil-forming regimes. Other lesser pulses of carbonate deposition occurred
in the Late Permian, Triassic, and Cretaceous. A shift in the locus of carbonate deposition
from shallow waters to the deep sea occurred during the Cretaceous.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Carbonate sedimentation, late Precambrian, Phanerozoic
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0340-5109
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 09:33
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 10:47

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