Carbonate Depositional Environments Reflecting Carbon Cycle Dynamics During the Recovery Stage of Early Cretaceous OAE 1a (Shu'aiba Formation, UAE)

  • Sarah Abdelsamad Mostafa Salem

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The Oceanic Anoxic Event 1a (OAE 1a) is responsible for one of the most abrupt climate and carbon cycle perturbations in the Mesozoic Era during which a severe greenhouse period was triggered, accompanied by global transgression and increased continental weathering and runoff. The OAE 1a event is well-documented in the Early Aptian Hawar Member and Shu'aiba Formation in the Arabian plate. The studied Sajaa-3 well section is near the northern margin of the intra-shelf Bab Basin which is a study area that has not been the focus of research before. This study aims to utilize stable
Date of AwardJul 2022
Original languageAmerican English


  • Carbonate Microfacies
  • XRF
  • Chemostratigraphy
  • Arabian Plate
  • Early Aptian.

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