The Holocene-Pleistocene sediment veneer is thin, generally less than 4m thick. Lagoon sediments deposited during the last regression or the Holocene transgression occur in patches on the inner and central shelf. During each transgression or submergence, the surficial sand sheet is recharged with a new biogenic carbonate fraction along with the addition of small amounts of clastic sediments derived from 'overrun' estuaries and erosion of underlying Tertiary sediments. The stratigraphy based on the vibracores supports the concept of cross-shelf migration of the shore face-barrier island systems in response to rising sea level. -from Authors
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The Georgia Embayment continental shelf: stratigraphy of a submergence.