Chapter 8. Sedimentation and Diagenesis on the Deep Seaward Margin of Modern Reefs

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

Published Online: 6 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303711.ch8

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) Sedimentation and Diagenesis on the Deep Seaward Margin of Modern 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.ch8

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:

  • sedimentation and diagenesis on deep seaward margin of modern reefs;
  • sediments on proximal fore-reef - melange of limestone blocks and coral debris in matrix of sand;
  • sediments dispersal;
  • cliffed fore-reef;
  • steep fore-reef off Glovers Reef and barrier reef - active, episodic and continuing downslope sediment movement;
  • reef margin limestone sediments;
  • carbonate cement in Belize platform margin limestone - aragonite or Mgcalcite;
  • wall and fore-reef limestone and alteration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Origin of Sediments

  • Dispersal of Sediments

  • Sediments in Reef Margin Limestones

  • Cementation

  • Alteration

  • Discussion