Carbonate recrystallisation and organic matter maturation in heat-affected sediments from the Shaban Deep, Red Sea


Botz R. , SCHMIDT M., KUS J., OSTERTAG-HENNING C., EHRHARDT A., OLGUN N., ...More

CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, vol.280, pp.126-143, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 280
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.11.003
  • Title of Journal : CHEMICAL GEOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-143

Abstract

Parasound profiles across the Shaban Deep in the Red Sea indicate turbiditic transport of surface sediments from the topographic height (basalt ridge) into the interior of the deep. This is supported by petrographical and (isotope-) geochemical evidence in the East Basin of the Shaban Deep where the presence of variable mixtures of authochtonous and allochthonous sediment compounds had been found.