Controls on Carbonate Platforms and Basin Development
Controls on Carbonate Platform and Basin Development - This volume is derived from the SEPM Research Symposium of the same name that was formulated for the Los Angeles meetings of AAPG and SEPM in 1987. The volume covers many subjects relative to geology of carbonate platforms and adjoining slopes and basins. A preliminary section, based on principles of deposition and computer modeling studies, is followed by a group of papers devoted to examples of carbonate platforms on passive cratonal margins resulting from rifting. Some of the examples are from major platform systems around North America and the Mesozoic of Tethys. Other studies are of local and individual platform-basin systems. Examples of both ramps and rimmed platforms are included. The case histories presented span the whole of geologic time from early in the Proterozoic to the Holocene.
The Evolution of the Carbonate Platforms of Northeast Australia
Published:January 01, 1989
Peter J. Davies, Philip A. Symonds, David A. Feary, Christopher J. Pigram, 1989. "The Evolution of the Carbonate Platforms of Northeast Australia", Controls on Carbonate Platforms and Basin Development, Paul D. Crevello, James L. Wilson, J. Frederick Sarg, J. Fred Read
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The carbonate platforms of northeast Australia, the Great Barrier Reef province and the Eastern, Queensland, and Marion Plateaus, contain a record of the complex interactions between the factors that controlled carbonate deposition over the past 60 m.y. Analysis of the extensive geological and geophysical data shows that both long-term (plate motion and subsidence) and short-term (rifting, eustasy, climate, oceanography, and collision) factors influenced platform evolution.
–The size, shape, and location of the high-standing structural features on which the carbonate platforms developed was determined by continental rifting.
–Northward plate movement controlled the distribution of climate-related facies within the Great Barrier...