Chapter 1. The Geological Setting of Belize Reefs

  1. Noel P. James1 and
  2. Robert N. Ginsburg2

Published Online: 6 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303711.ch1

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

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

How to Cite

James, N. P. and Ginsburg, R. N. (1980) The Geological Setting of Belize Reefs, in The Seaward Margin of Belize Barrier and Atoll Reefs: Morphology, Sedimentology, Organism Distribution and Late Quaternary History, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303711.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland A1B 3X5, Canada

  2. 2

    Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Fisher Island Station, Miami Beach, Florida 33139, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 MAY 1980

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632005239

Online ISBN: 9781444303711

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Keywords:

  • seaward margin of Belize barrier and atoll reefs;
  • climate and water characteristics - continental shelf;
  • belize reef geological setting;
  • modern barrier reef tract;
  • glovers reef - oval-shaped atoll east of Barrier reef;
  • underlying geological and structural framework;
  • continental shelf and adjacent deep sea;
  • holocene sedimentary record

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Climate and Water Characteristics

  • The Modern Barrier-Reef Tract

  • Glovers Reef

  • The Holocene Sedimentary Record

  • Underlying Geological and Structural Framework

  • Summary