Extreme Depositional Environments: Mega End Members in Geologic Time

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Marjorie A. Chan, Allen William Archer
Geological Society of America, Jan 1, 2003 - Science - 281 pages
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Contents

A look at extreme depositional systems
1
Was glaciation responsible for the development of northern hemisphere cyclothems?
5
Subglacial outburst floods and extreme sedimentary events in the Labrador Sea
25
Sahara of Mauritania and Jurassic Navajo Sandstone examples
43
Quaternary loesspaleosol sequences as examples of climatedriven sedimentary extremes
53
Lessons from large lake systems Thresholds nonlinearity and strange attractors
75
Organic carbon burial by large Permian lakes northwest China
91
Features and origin of the giant Cucomungo Canyon alluvial fan Eureka Valley California
105
The largest tropical peat mires in Earth history
127
Highest tides of the world
151
Is size any clue to their importance in the rock record?
175
Largest sedimentary systems on Earth
191
Megareefs in Middle Devonian supergreenhouse climates
209
Origin and evolution of large Precambrian iron formations
231
a Paleozoic oceanic upwelling system Organic productivity and widespread phosphogenesis in the Permian Phosphoria Sea
245
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