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Depositional history of the Lagniappe Delta, northern Gulf of Mexico

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02430425

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Abstract

The northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf is characterized by superimposing deltas. One such delta, informally named Lagniappe, extends east of the Mississippi Delta from mid-shelf to the continental slope. This late Wisconsinan delta is adjacent to, but not associated with the Mississippi Delta complex: the fluvial source was probably the ancient Pearl and/or Mobile Rivers. The fluvially dominated Lagniappe Delta is characterized by complex sigmoid-oblique seismic-reflection patterns, indicating delta switching of high-energy sand-prone facies to low-energy facies. The areal distribution and sediment thickness of the delta were partially controlled by two diapirs. ?? 1989 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Depositional history of the Lagniappe Delta, northern Gulf of Mexico
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02430425
Volume
9
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
59
Last page:
66
Number of Pages:
8