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Interaction between diapirism and sediment loading at the shelf-slope boundary, northwest Gulf of Mexico

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02463327

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Abstract

During the last low stand of sea level, rivers and streams drained across the present northwestern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf depositing sediments in several shallow-water deltas near the present shelf-slope boundary. The weight of these wedges of prograded sediments triggered or augmented both subsidence of local depositional basins and upward movement of diapiric material around the basin edges. A depositional basin off the southwestern Louisiana coast records migration of the basinal axis during late Pleistocene and Holocene time indicating relative growth of diapirs along the basin margin throughout the most recent geological record. ?? 1981 A.M. Dowden, Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Interaction between diapirism and sediment loading at the shelf-slope boundary, northwest Gulf of Mexico
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02463327
Volume
1
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geo-Marine Letters
First page:
111
Last page:
114