Late Triassic carbonate platform evolution and related early diagenesis and paleokarst phenomena in the Transdanubian Range

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Abstract

Relationships of the depositional cycles and the early diagenetic and paleokarstic features were studied in the Upper Triassic platform carbonates of the Transdanubian Range. The studies revealed that the nature and intensity of the diagenetic and karstic processes depended mainly upon the climatic conditions and duration of the subaerial episodes punctuating the shallow marine carbonate deposition. During the drier early stage of the platform evolution dolomitization and dolocrete formation prevailed, while in the more humid late stage, microkarstic solution cavities and argillaceous paleosols were formed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-62
Number of pages22
JournalActa Geologica Hungarica
Volume41
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998

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Keywords

  • Carbonate sedimentology
  • Depositional cycles
  • Dolomitization
  • Early diagenesis
  • Paleoclimate
  • Paleokarst
  • Paleosol
  • Transdanubian range
  • Upper triassic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

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