The South China Sea

Paleoceanography and Sedimentology

  • Pinxian Wang
  • Qianyu Li

Part of the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (DPER, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Pinxian Wang, Qianyu Li
    Pages 1-23
  3. Pinxian Wang, Qianyu Li
    Pages 25-73
  4. Qianyu Li, Guangfa Zhong, Jun Tian
    Pages 75-170
  5. Zhifei Liu, Wei Huang, Jianru Li, Pinxian Wang, Rujian Wang, Kefu Yu et al.
    Pages 171-295
  6. Zhimin Jian, Jun Tian, Xiangjun Sun
    Pages 297-394
  7. Quanhong Zhao, Qianyu Li, Zhimin Jian
    Pages 395-437
  8. Meixun Zhao, Pinxian Wang, Jun Tian, Jianru Li
    Pages 439-483
  9. Pinxian Wang, Qianyu Li
    Pages 487-496
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 497-506

About this book


This book is the first synthesis of sedimentary geology and paleoceanography of the South China Sea on the basis of extensive industrial explorations and scientific expeditions culminated with the ODP Leg 184. It provides up-to-date knowledge about the history of this largest marginal sea in the West Pacific, deep-sea records of evolution and variations of the East Asian monsoon, and geological backgrounds of the off-shore petroleum basins. With its focus on paleoceanography and sedimentology, this volume provides a comprehensive all-round view of the marginal sea basin, from modern oceanography to sequence stratigraphy.

The South China Sea: Paleoceanography and Sedimentology is essential reading for advanced students and researchers working in marine geology, basin evolution, sedimentology, paleoceanography and related fields.


Marine geology Ocean Oceanography Sediment geomorphology marine oceanic sea level

Editors and affiliations

  • Pinxian Wang
    • 1
  • Qianyu Li
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Marine GeologyTongji University200092 ShanghaiChina, People’s Republic
  2. 2.School of Earth and Environmental SciencesThe University of AdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9744-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9745-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5299
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