Climatic Zone


Climate influences three environmental conditions of the carbonate factory.

1. Rate of terrigenous clastic sediment input.

2. The amount and rate of evaporation/rainfall.

The evaporation and rainfall play a crucial role in keeping the water salinity in the exact range needed for optimal growth. Since most of the carbonate factories form in shallow water environments the evaporation to rainfall ratio is extremely important.

3. The storminess of the sea and it's cyclicity.

Typically high energy tropical storms can cause damage to delicate factory organisms and errode sediment away. With a long period cyclicity the factory can restore itself but if major storm events happen rapidly it can quickly do more damage than the factories can overcome.


Index to carbonate shelf sediments

Shallow Shelf Carbonates Carbonate Factory Evolution
Lag time Antecedent Topography Biology
Climatic Zone Siliclastic Influx Temperature and Salinity
Sea Level Clastic Input Tectonism
Platform Morphology Unrimmed Shelves Rimmed Shelves
Banks Stratigraphic Succession Water Depth and Turbidity
Subsidence Lithofacies Circulation
Carbonate Growth Potential Eustatic Response Questions

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