Chapter 3. Modern Carbonate Environments

  1. Maurice E. Tucker1 and
  2. V. Paul Wright2

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch3

Carbonate Sedimentology

Carbonate Sedimentology

How to Cite

Tucker, M. E. and Wright, V. P. (1990) Modern Carbonate Environments, in Carbonate Sedimentology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Durham, UK

  2. 2

    University of Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 MAR 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632014729

Online ISBN: 9781444314175

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Keywords:

  • modern carbonate environments;
  • Bahama Platform for carbonate sedimentation;
  • Great Bahama Bank (GBB) and Little Bahama Bank (LBB);
  • oolitic and grapestone lithofacies;
  • periplatform ooze;
  • Florida shelf carbonates;
  • intertidal and supratidal carbonates of inner Florida Shelf;
  • carbonate sediments of Trucial Coast;
  • supratidal flats and sabkhas;
  • supratidal flat seawater flooding

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Bahama Platform

  • Recent carbonates of the Florida shelf

  • Carbonate sediments of the Trucial Coast