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The Seaward Margin of the Belize Barrier and Atoll Reefs. Morphology, Sedimentology, Organism Distribution and Late Quaternary History. Edition No. 1. International Association Of Sedimentologists Series

  • ID: 2176338
  • Book
  • May 1980
  • Region: Global, Belize
  • 204 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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

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Noel P. James
Robert N. Ginsburg
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