From the contents: Materials and methods.- The cryosphere and the pecularities of glacial environment. Freshwater and sea ice, continental ice.- Types of continental and marine glaciations, preparation and transportation of sedimentary material.- Peculiarities of sedimentary matter supply from permafrost areas by rivers.- Stages of lithogenesis in ice zones.- Sedimentary system of the Far Eastern seas and North Pacific.- Sedimentary system of the Arctic Ocean - interactions between outer and inner geospheres.- Sedimentary system of bottom sediments - sediment fluxes, sedimentation rates and absolute masses.- Mechanisms of sediment incorporation in continental ice-catchment areas.- Recent iceberg-rafted and cryophilic biogenic deposits of Antarctica.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)