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Lime-mud layers in high-energy tidal channels: a record of hurricane deposition

Geology

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Abstract

During or immediately following the transit of Hurricane Andrew (August 23-24, 1992) across the northern part of the Great Bahama Bank, thin laminated beds of carbonate mud were deposited in high-energy subtidal channels (4 m depth) through the ooid shoals of south Cat Cay and Joulters Cays. Thicker, more cohesive (and therefore older) mud beds and angular mud fragments associated with ooids from Joulters Cays have similar characteristics but lack fresh plant fragments. We infer that these older beds were similarly deposited and thus record the passage of previous hurricanes or tropical storms. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Lime-mud layers in high-energy tidal channels: a record of hurricane deposition
Series title:
Geology
Volume
21
Issue:
7
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geology
First page:
603
Last page:
606