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Geologic framework of the long bay inner shelf: implications for coastal evolution in South Carolina

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DOI: 10.1061/40926(239)169

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Abstract

The inner continental shelf off northern South Carolina is a sediment-limited environment characterized by extensive hardground areas, where coastal plain strata and ancient channel-fill deposits are exposed at the sea floor. Holocene sand is concentrated in large shoals associated with active tidal inlets, an isolated shore-detached sand body, and a widespread series of low-relief sand ridges. The regional geologic framework is a strong control on the production, movement and deposition of sediment. High-resolution geologic mapping of the sea floor supports conceptual models indicative of net southwestward sediment transport along the coast.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Geologic framework of the long bay inner shelf: implications for coastal evolution in South Carolina
ISBN:
0784409269; 9780784409268
DOI:
10.1061/40926(239)169
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Society of Civil Engineers
Contributing office(s):
Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
10 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Conference publication
Larger Work Title:
Coastal Sediments '07 - Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes
First page:
2151
Last page:
2160
Conference Title:
6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes
Conference Location:
New Orleans, LA
Country:
United States
State:
South Carolina