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Late Quaternary Shelf-Margin Deltas in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Implications for the Late Quaternary Sea-Level Elevation at the Culmination of the Last Glacial Maximum

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Philip J. Bart
Philip J. Bart
Louisiana State University Department of Geology and Geophysics Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
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Swati Ghoshal
Swati Ghoshal
Louisiana State University Department of Geology and Geophysics Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
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Published:
December 01, 2013

Abstract

New regional seismic-stratigraphic analysis of shelf-margin delta geomorpology at three locations in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico support the Hughes et al. (1981) view that sea-level elevation during the last glacial maximum (as opposed to the magnitude of eustatic rise since the last glacial maximum) was ~90 m below present-day sea level provided that the northeastern sector of the Gulf of Mexico has experienced only isostatic uplift since the last glacial maximum.

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Shelf Margin Deltas and Linked Down Slope Petroleum Systems–Global Significance and Future Exploration Potential

Harry H. Roberts
Harry H. Roberts
Houston, Texas
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Norman C. Rosen
Norman C. Rosen
Houston, Texas
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Richard H. Fillon
Richard H. Fillon
Houston, Texas
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John B. Anderson
John B. Anderson
Houston, Texas
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
23
ISBN electronic:
978-0-9836096-7-4
Publication date:
December 01, 2013

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