GLY550: MARINE GEOLOGY

Fall Semester 2011

University of North Carolina, Wilmington

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Reading List

Required Readings:

Several marine geology-related texts and articles have been put on reserve in Randall Library.  Most of the readings are available on-line and can be printed directly from the internet.  Reading assignments will be given throughout the course from this reserve material.  Please check this page on a weekly basis for any updates or changes in assignments.

Aug. 26, 31

Press & Siever, Understanding Earth, Chapters 3, 4, 7 (Blackboard Learn)

Sept. 7

Press & Siever, Understanding Earth, Chapters 9, 19 (pp 485-498) (BL)

Kennett, Marine Geology , Chapter 2 pp 13-21(BL)

Sept. 12

Riddy, P. and D.G. Masson, The Sea Floor--Exploring a Hidden World, Chapter 20, in Oceanography An Illustrated Guide, ed. Summerhayes, C.P. and S.A. Thorpe, p. 300-313, John Wiley & Sons, 1998.(BL and Library reserves)

Open University, The Ocean Basins: Their Structure and Evolution, Chapter 1 (BL)

Kennet, Marine Geology, Chapter 2 pp 40 -50 (BL).

Sept. 14, 19

Kennet, Marine Geology, Chapter 2 pp 23-39 (BL)

Sept. 21, 26, 29

Cox, A. and R. B. Hart, Plate Tectonics: How it works, Chapters 1 (Basics of a Revolution) and 8 (Magnetism & Isochrons) (BL and Library reserves)missing pg266, pg274

Kennet, Marine Geology, Chapter 2 pp 21-23, Chapter 4, and Chapter 5 pp131-144 (BL)

Open University, The Ocean Basins: Their Structure and Evolution, Chapter 2 (BL)

Press & Siever, Understanding Earth, Chapter 19 (BL)

Supplemental:

Macdonald, K., Faulting and Magmatism at Mid-Ocean Ridges, eds. Buck, Delaney, Karson and Lagabrielle, Geophys. Monograph 106, Amer. Geophys. Union, 27-58,1998.(Library reserves)

Macdonald, K., D. Scheirer and S. Carbotte, Mid-ocean ridges: Discontinuities, segments and giant cracks, Science, 253, 986-994, 1991 (Library reserves).

Stern, R.J, Subduction Zones, 2002, Rev. Geophys, 40, 1012, doi:10.1029/2001/1RG000108, 1-38 (Library reserves)

Ruff, L., 1996, Large earthquakes in subduction zones: segment interactions and recurrence times, in eds. Bebout, Scholl, Kirby and Platt Subduction Top to Bottom Geophysical Monograph 96, American Geophysical Union, 91-104 (Library reserves).

Peacock, S., 1996, Thermal and petrologic structure of subduction zones, in eds. Bebout, Scholl, Kirby and Platt . Subduction Top to Bottom Geophysical Monograph 96, American Geophysical Union, 119-133 (Library reserves).

Oct. 3

Cox, A. and R.B. Hart, Plate Tectonics: How it works, Chapter 10 Putting it all Together (Library reserves)

Tackley, P., 2000, Mantle Convection and Plate Tectonics: Toward an Integrated physical and chemical theory, Science, 288 , 2002-2009 (Library reserves)

Anderson, D., 2001, Top Down Tectonics?, Science, 293, 2016-2019 (Library reserves)

Grand, S., van der Hilst, R., Widiyantoro, Global Seismic Tomography: A snapshot of convection in the Earth, GSA Today, 7, 1-7, 1997(Library reserves)

Kennet, J. Marine Geology, Chapter 11 pp 325-351.(BL)

Supplemental:

Lister, G.S., Etheridge, M.A., and Symonds, P.A., Detachment faulting and the evolution of passive continental margins, Geology, 14, 246-250, 1986 .(Library reserves)

Larsen, H.C., 2002 , Investigations of rifted margins, ODP Legacy Publications, 85-90 (BL).

Oct. 5

Kennish, M. and R. Lutz, Ocean Crust Formation, Reviews in Aquatic Sciences , 6(5,6):493-527, 1992.(Library reserves)

Open University, The Ocean Basin: Their Structure and Evolution, Chapter 4 (BL)

Langmuir, C. and Forsyth, D., 2007, Mantle Melting Beneath Mid-Ocean Ridges, J. Oceanography Soc. 20, 70-89 (Library Reserves).

Macdonald, K., D. Scheirer and S. Carbotte, Mid-ocean ridges: Discontinuities, segments and giant cracks, Science, 253, 986-994, 1991 (Library reserves).

Supplemental:

The MELT Seismic Team, Imaging the Deep Seismic Structure Beneath a Mid-Ocean Ridge: The MELT Experiment, Science, 280, 1215-1218, 1998 (Library reserves)

Oct. 12, 17

Kennet, J., Marine Geology, Chapter 5 pp 145-149. (BL)

Stein, C.A., 1995, Heat flow of the Earth, AGU, Handbook of Physical Constants, 144-158(Library reserves)

Supplemental:

Stein, C. A. and Stein, S., 1992, A model for the global variation in oceanic depth and heat flow with lithospheric age, Nature, 359, 123-129 (Library reserves).

Whitmarsh, R.B., Bull, J.M., Rothwell, R.G., and Thomson, J., 1998, Chapter 8: The Evolution and Structure of Ocean Basins, in Oceanography an Illustrated Guide, eds. Summerhayes and Thorpe, pp 113-123 (Library reserves)

Sandwell, D., 2001, Cooling of the oceanic lithosphere and ocean floor topography, http://topex.ucsd.edu/geodynamics/07cooling.pdf.

Oct. 24, 26, 31, 4

Kennett, Marine Geology , Chapter 14, pp 455 - 485 (Biogenic Sediments) (BL)

Open University Marine Biogeochemical Cycles Chapter 3 (BL)

Open University: Ocean Chemistry and Deep-Sea Sediments, Chapter 1 (BL)

Seibold & Berger, The Sea Floor, Chapter 8, pp 222 - 234 (Includes Clay & Biogenic sediment)(BL).

Kennett, Marine Geology , Chapter 14, pp 492 - 501 (Authigenic Sediments) (BL)

Kennett, Marine Geology , Chapter 13, pp 397 - 399, 405 - 415, 426-437, 441-450 (Deep-Sea Terrigienous Sediments)(BL)

Nov. 7

Seibold & Berger, The Sea Floor, Chapter 8, pp 236 - 240. ( Stratigraphy & Dating)(BL)

Kennett, Marine Geology , Chapter 3 (Time Scales & Stratigraphy)(BL)

Nov. 9

Komar, Beach Processes and Sedimentation, 1998, Chapter 2, Geomorphology of Eroding and Accreting coasts(BL)

Komar, Beach Processes and Sedimentation, 1998, Chapter 3, (pp 45-56) Beach Morphology and Sediments(BL).

FitzGerald et al., 2008, Coastal Impacts Due to Sea-Level Rise, Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science, 36, 601-647(Library reserves).

Thieler, R., 1996, Shoreface proceses in Onslow Bay, in ed. W. Cleary, Environmental Coastal Geology: Cape Lookout to Cape Fear, NC, Carolina Geological Society Fieldtrip Guidebook 23-32(Library reserves).

Riggs, Cleary and Snyder, 1996, Morphology and dynamics of barrier and headland shorefaces in Onslow Bay, North Carolina, in ed. W. Cleary, Environmental Coastal Geology: Cape Lookout to Cape Fear, NC, Carolina Geological Society Fieldtrip Guidebook, 33-47(Library reserves).

Supplemental:

Cleary, W., 2002, Variations in inlet behavior and shoreface sand resources: Factors controlling management decisions, Figure Eight Island, NC, USA, Journal of Coastal Research, 36, 148-163 (Library reserves).

Thieler, et al. 2001, Modern sedimentation on the shoreface and inner continental shelf at Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 71, 958-970 (Library reserves).

Nov. 14, 16

Seibold & Berger, The Sea Floor, Chapter 5(BL)

Open University,The Ocean Basins: Their Structure and Evolution, Chapter 6 (BL)

FitzGerald et al., 2008, Coastal Impacts Due to Sea-Level Rise, Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science, 36, 601-647(Library reserves).

Mallison, D. K. Burdett, S. Mahan, G. Brook, 2008, Optically stimulated luminescence age controls on late Pleistocene and Holocene coastal lithosomes, North Carolina, Quaternary Research, 69, 97-109. (BL)

Horton, B.P., Peltier, W.R., Culver, S.J., Drummond, R., Engelhart, S.E., Kemp, A.C., Mallinson, D., Thieler, E.R., Riggs, S.R., and Ames, D.V. 2009. Holocene sea-level changes along the North Carolina coastline: implications for glacial adjustment models and current rates of sea-level change. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 1725-1736 (BL)

Supplemental

IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007.

Fairbanks, 1989, A 17,000-year glacio-eustatic sea level record: influence of glacial melting rates on the Yonger Dryas event and deep-ocean circulation, Nature (Library reserves).

Cabanes et al., 2001, Sea Level Rise During Past 40 Years Determined from Satellite and in Situ Observations, Science .(Library reserves)

Cazenave et al., 2008, A sea-level budget over 2003-2008: A reevaluation from GRACE space gravimetry, satellite altimetry and Argo, Global and Planetary Change(Library reserves).

Nov. 21

Kennett, Marine Geology , Chapter 8 (Ocean Circulation)(BL)

Seibold & Berger, The Sea Floor, Chapter 4, pp 111-125 (Effects of Currents)(BL)

Nov. 28, 30, Dec. 5

Kennett, Marine Geology , Chapter 17, pp 595 - 598, 611 - 636 (Paleoceanography)(BL)

Open University: Marine Biogeochemical Cycles, Chapter 4(BL)

Zachos et al., 1994, Evolution of early Cenozoic marine temperatures, Paleoceanography .(Library reserves)

Haug and Tiedemann, 1998, Effect of the formation of the Isthmus of Panama on Atlantic Ocean thermohaline ciruclation, Nature.(Library reserves)

Kennett, J.P. and Stott, L.,D. 1991, Abrupt warming, palaeoceanographic changes and benthic extinctions at the end of the Palaeocene, Nature (BL)

Katz et al., 1999, The Source and Fate of Massive Carbon Input During the Latest Paleocene Thermal Maximum, Science, 286, 1531 (BL)

Zachos et al., 2001, Trends, Rhythms, and Aberrrations in Global Climate 65 Ma to Present, Science (Library reserves)

Zachos et al., 2008, An early Cenozoic perspective on greenhouse warming and carbon-cycle dynamics, Nature.(Library reserves)


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