Classification of Dispersed Organic Matter ICCP-TSOP
Jack Burgess, Lavern Stasiuk, Carolyn Thompson-Rizer, Adrian Hutton
Dr. Lavern D. Stasiuk
Shell Canada Energy
The Objective of the WG was to develop a system to classify dispersed organic matter that could be universally used.
This project is a joint effort of the International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology (ICCP) and of The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP). The Classification system was agreed to in 2003 and is a single system for different illumination modes. An Atlas is under preparation which illustrates the appearance of the different dispersed organic components under different illumination conditions and using different methods for sample mounting. Julito Reyes presented the status of DOM Atlas at the Meeting in Oviedo, 2008, on behalf of the Conveners. Carolyn Thompson-Rizer has taken the compilation work on the web site during this year for suggestions and improvements.
A preliminary example of the layout of the Atlas was presented at the Meeting in Victoria, 2007.