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Sedimentary Petrology: from Sorby to the globalization of Sedimentary Geology; La Petrologia Sedimentaria: desde Sorby a la globalizacion de la Geologia Sedimentaria

Journal Article:

Abstract

We describe here the most important milestones and contributions to Sedimentary Petrology compared to other geological disciplines. We define the main aim of our study and the scientific and economic interests involved in Sedimentary Petrology. The body of the paper focuses upon the historical development of this discipline from Henry Sorby's initial work until the present day. The major milestones in its history include: 1) initial descriptive works; 2) experimental studies; 3) the establishment of the different classifications of sedimentary rocks; 4) studies into facies and sedimentary environments; 5) advances in the study of diagenetic processes and their role in hydrocarbon prospection; and 6) the development of Sedimentary Geochemistry. Relationships and coincidences with Sedimentology are discussed. We go on to look at the advances that have taken place over the last 30 years, in which the study of sedimentary rocks is necessarily included in the wider field of Sedimentary Geology as a logical result of the proposal of global models of a changing Earth in which Sedimentary Geology plays a significant part. Finally we mention the notable contributions of Spanish sedimentary petrologists to this whole field of science. (Author) 120 refs.
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 2013
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Boletin Geologico y Minero; Journal Volume: 124; Journal Issue: 1
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; CARBONATES; PETROLOGY; GEOLOGY; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; ROCKS; DIAGENESIS; PETROGENESIS; SEDIMENTS
OSTI ID:
22031305
Country of Origin:
Spain
Language:
Spanish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0366-0176; CODEN: BGMIA3; TRN: ES13B0074
Availability:
Available http://www.igme.es
Submitting Site:
SPN
Size:
page(s) 97-109
Announcement Date:
Jan 31, 2013

Journal Article:

Citation Formats

Alonso-Zarza, A M. Sedimentary Petrology: from Sorby to the globalization of Sedimentary Geology; La Petrologia Sedimentaria: desde Sorby a la globalizacion de la Geologia Sedimentaria. Spain: N. p., 2013. Web.
Alonso-Zarza, A M. Sedimentary Petrology: from Sorby to the globalization of Sedimentary Geology; La Petrologia Sedimentaria: desde Sorby a la globalizacion de la Geologia Sedimentaria. Spain.
Alonso-Zarza, A M. 2013. "Sedimentary Petrology: from Sorby to the globalization of Sedimentary Geology; La Petrologia Sedimentaria: desde Sorby a la globalizacion de la Geologia Sedimentaria." Spain.
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title = {Sedimentary Petrology: from Sorby to the globalization of Sedimentary Geology; La Petrologia Sedimentaria: desde Sorby a la globalizacion de la Geologia Sedimentaria}
author = {Alonso-Zarza, A M}
abstractNote = {We describe here the most important milestones and contributions to Sedimentary Petrology compared to other geological disciplines. We define the main aim of our study and the scientific and economic interests involved in Sedimentary Petrology. The body of the paper focuses upon the historical development of this discipline from Henry Sorby's initial work until the present day. The major milestones in its history include: 1) initial descriptive works; 2) experimental studies; 3) the establishment of the different classifications of sedimentary rocks; 4) studies into facies and sedimentary environments; 5) advances in the study of diagenetic processes and their role in hydrocarbon prospection; and 6) the development of Sedimentary Geochemistry. Relationships and coincidences with Sedimentology are discussed. We go on to look at the advances that have taken place over the last 30 years, in which the study of sedimentary rocks is necessarily included in the wider field of Sedimentary Geology as a logical result of the proposal of global models of a changing Earth in which Sedimentary Geology plays a significant part. Finally we mention the notable contributions of Spanish sedimentary petrologists to this whole field of science. (Author) 120 refs.}
journal = {Boletin Geologico y Minero}
issue = {1}
volume = {124}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Spain}
year = {2013}
month = {Feb}
}