Chapter 2. The Geophysical Anatomy of the Southern Belize Continental Margin and Adjacent Basins

  1. Noel P. James3 and
  2. Robert N. Ginsburg4
  1. Paul Enos1,
  2. W. Jerry Koch2 and
  3. Noel P. James3

Published Online: 6 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303711.ch2

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 Geophysical Anatomy of the Southern Belize Continental Margin and Adjacent Basins, 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.ch2

Author Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geological Sciences, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, New York 13901, USA

  2. 2

    Yankee Hill Exploration, R.R.1, Box 604, Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452, USA

  3. 3

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

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:

  • geophysical anatomy of southern Belize continental margin and adjacent basins;
  • wall-to-basin transition;
  • Southern Belize continental margin;
  • continental slope and shallow basin sediment packages;
  • sediment package geometry;
  • submarine ridge origin;
  • seismic ‘transparent zones’ - wedges of debris from oversteepened margins above pleistocene reef;
  • three ‘atolls’ or shallow water reef complexes sitting atop ridges

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Wall-to-Basin Transition

  • Continental Slope and Shallow Basin Sediment Packages

  • Origin of Submarine Ridges

  • Summary