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  Information - SSP8 Diagenesis of carbonate and siliciclastic systems

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Diagenesis comprises a broad spectrum of physical, chemical and biological post-depositional processes by which sediments and interstitial pore waters react in an attempt to reach textural and geochemical equilibrium. These processes are continually active as the environment changes in terms of temperature, pressure and chemistry during the deposition and burial of sediments.

Diagenesis research includes aspects of sedimentology, inorganic geochemistry, petrophysics, organic geochemistry, geophysics and even biosciences. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of diagenesis research, the European Geosciences Union general assembly is an ideal venue to explore some of the most important yet unanswered questions in this area.

All sediments undergo diagenesis and the subdivision of diagenesis research by depositional lithology is somewhat artificial and most certainly not helpful. In this session, diagenesis research on all rocks types will be considered.

Presentations are especially encouraged on the following topics:
(1) Biological-mineral interactions during early diagenesis
(2) Kinetics and rates of diagenetic processes
(3) Open versus closed diagenetic systems: is fluid flow important to diagenesis?
(4) Prediction of diagenetic processes during burial in sedimentary basins
(5) Diagenesis at a range of scales (basin- to micro-scale and all between)
(6) Role of petroleum-filling on burial diagenesis: does oil-filling stop diagenesis?
(7) Early diagenetic processes and reactions and their effects on burial diagenesis
(8) Diagenetic changes and their effects on rock properties
(9) Microtexture development during the progressive diagenesis of mudstones and other fine-grained sedimentary rocks

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