9. Coastal Holocene carbonates of Abu Dhabi, UAE: depositional setting, sediment distribution, and role of cyanobacteria in micritization

  1. Christopher G. St.C. Kendall3,
  2. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan4,
  3. Ian Jarvis5 and
  4. Tom Stevens6
  1. Christopher G. St. C. Kendall1 and
  2. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan2

Published Online: 31 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392326.ch9

Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analogues: A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman

Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analogues: A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman

How to Cite

St. C. Kendall, C. G. and Alsharhan, A. S. (2010) Coastal Holocene carbonates of Abu Dhabi, UAE: depositional setting, sediment distribution, and role of cyanobacteria in micritization, in Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analogues: A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman (eds C. G. St.C. Kendall, A. S. Alsharhan, I. Jarvis and T. Stevens), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392326.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 USA

  2. 4

    Faculty of Science, UAE University, P.O. Box 17551, Al-Ain United Arab Emirates

  3. 5

    School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research, Kingston University London, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, UK

  4. 6

    Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Colombia, South Carolina 29208, USA

  2. 2

    Faculty of Science, UAE University, P.O. Box 17551, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444339109

Online ISBN: 9781444392326

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Keywords:

  • bioclastic sediments;
  • lime muds;
  • cyanobacterial mats;
  • micrite envelopes;
  • sediment distribution

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Morphology of the Holocene Carbonates Depositional Setting

  • Depositional Setting and Sediment Distribution

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions