Chapter 4. The Perireefal Sediments

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

Published Online: 6 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303711.ch4

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 Perireefal Sediments, 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.ch4

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:

  • perireefal sediments;
  • shallow reef sediments;
  • lower reef front and wall sediments;
  • surface sediments of sloping fore-reef and basin;
  • percentage of mud in surface sediments - increasing rapidly with increasing depth;
  • subsurface sediments on distal fore-reef and basin;
  • transition from distal fore-reef to basin - in three cores from Tobacco Cay;
  • cliffed fore-reef and Cayman trough and sediments from deep portions;
  • coarse-grained coral-Halimeda lime conglomerates or lime sands

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sampling

  • Analysis of Samples

  • Sediments of the Shallow Reef

  • Sediments of the Lower Reef Front and Wall

  • Surface Sediments of the Sloping Fore-Reef and Basin

  • Mud

  • Subsurface Sediments on the Distal Fore-Reef and Basin

  • Sediments from Deep Portions of the Cliffed Fore-Reef and Cayman Trough

  • Summary