Chapter 4. Carbonate Depositional Systems I: Marine Shallow-Water and Lacustrine Carbonates

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

Published Online: 11 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch4

Carbonate Sedimentology

Carbonate Sedimentology

How to Cite

Tucker, M. E. and Wright, V. P. (1990) Carbonate Depositional Systems I: Marine Shallow-Water and Lacustrine Carbonates, in Carbonate Sedimentology, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314175.ch4

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:

  • carbonate shorelines and moderate to high wave action;
  • carbonate sand shorelines;
  • shoreface-foreshore facies;
  • shallow-water and lacustrine carbonates;
  • backshore dunes and aeolianites;
  • tidal channels and tidal deltas;
  • carbonate lagoons behind beach barriers;
  • shelf-margin sand bodies;
  • marine sand belt to sand flat - Joulter's Cay, Bahamas;
  • lacustrine environments - responsive to climatic change

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Coastal and offshore environments

  • Shelf-margin sand bodies

  • Peritidal carbonates

  • Lacustrine carbonates

  • Reefs