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The Seaward Margin of the Belize Barrier and Atoll Reefs: Morphology, Sedimentology, Organism Distribution and Late Quaternary History

The Seaward Margin of the Belize Barrier and Atoll Reefs: Morphology, Sedimentology, Organism Distribution and Late Quaternary History

Noel P. James (Editor), Robert N. Ginsburg (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-30372-8

Apr 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

264 pages

$72.99

Description

This first IAS Special Publication contains the oral presentations from a special symposium on pelagic sediments held in Zurich in 1973. The aim of the symposium was to bring together sea-borne researchers involved with the Deep Sea Drilling Project and land-locked researchers studying ancient sediments.

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The geological setting of Belize reefs.

The geophysical anatomy of the southern Belize continental margin and adjacent basins.

The morphology, sediments and organisms of the deep barrier reef and fore-reef.

The Perireefal sediments.

The composition and age of limestones from the reef front, wall and fore-reef.

Petrography of limestones from the wall and fore-reef.

Comparative anatomy, organism distribution and late quaternary evolution of modern reef margins.

Sedimentation and diagenesis on the deep seaward margin of modern reefs