Clay Minerals as Indicators of Provenance and Paleoclimate in Sedimentary Environments
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Interests: clay minerals; shale characterization; sedimentary provenance and paleoclimate proxies; diagenesis and geochronology in sedimentary basins; clay interaction with natural and anthropic fluids; carbon dioxide capture and geological storage
Interests: paleomagnetism; applied marine geophysics; stratigraphic methods; paleoclimatology and paleoceanography
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Interests: clay diagenesis; unconventional oil/gas exploration; sedimentary environments; paleoclimatology and environment change in the western America; sedimentation and geomechanical properties of sediments
Continental, transitional, and marine sedimentary environments occupy large areas on the Earth’s surface, and their deposits contain clay minerals as constituents in varying proportions. These minerals are important because they interact with environmental conditions where they were formed, regardless of whether they come from a source area outside the depositional site (detrital clay mineral) or are formed in the depositional environment itself (authigenic clay mineral). The interactions between the clay minerals and the environment are recorded by the mineralogical, textural, geochemical, paleontological, paleomagnetic, and isotopic properties, whose characterization allows the recognition of their chemical or physical weathering origin, widely controlled by the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, sedimentary provenance, transport, and depositional processes. The integration of various methodologies, including the investigation of relationships among topography, erosion, tectonic, and reconstructions of paleogeographic and paleoclimatic contexts, represents an innovative approach in order to contribute, at local, regional, or global scales, to the understanding of the Earth’s surface processes and internal dynamics.
For this Special Issue, we invite you to publish your data on clay minerals that are indicators of provenance and paleoclimate in sedimentary deposits through geological times, aiming to improve the body of information on the history and surface dynamics of the planet.
Dr. Lucy Gomes Sant'Anna
Prof. Dr. Luigi Jovane
Dr. Junhua Adam Guo
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- clay associations
- clay minerals
- terrigenous sediment
- marine sedimentary environment
- continental sedimentary environment
- drainage basin
- transitional (estuary, delta) environment
- sortable silt
- marine circulation
- provenance of sediments
- climate change
- steady state processes
- sedimentary basin
- paleoenvironmental reconstruction
- X-ray diffraction
- isotopic (stable and radiogenic) analysis