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Latest Quaternary sedimentation in the northern Gulf of Mexico intraslope basin province; II, Stratigraphic analysis and relationship to glacioeustatic climate change

Hilary Clement Olson, John E. Damuth and C. Hans Nelson
Latest Quaternary sedimentation in the northern Gulf of Mexico intraslope basin province; II, Stratigraphic analysis and relationship to glacioeustatic climate change (in Special section; The Gulf of Mexico; regional studies, play concepts, recent developments, and case histories, Don Herron (prefacer), John Snedden (prefacer), Samuel Mentemeier (prefacer), Neil Evans (prefacer) and Karen Tindale (prefacer))
Interpretation (Tulsa) (February 2016) 4 (1): SC81-SC95

Abstract

Stratigraphic zonation of 139 piston cores from the intraslope basin province of the northern Gulf of Mexico based on the Globorotalia menardii complex and calcium carbonate fluctuations shows that the vast majority of the cores contain sediments only of Holocene (Z zone) and Late Wisconsin (Y zone, Last Glacial) age. Only 13 widely spaced cores penetrate sediments of Last Interglacial (X zone) age. Overall, sedimentation rates average approximately 13 cm for the Holocene, but they range up to 600 cm. Redeposited sediments (mass-transport deposits and/or turbidites) occur in cores from the Rio Grande Submarine Fan, the East Breaks Slide Complex, the Trinity-Brazos Turbidite System, and the Bryant Canyon Turbidite System. Stratigraphic zonation of suites of cores from these areas shows that nearly all of these deposits were emplaced during Late Wisconsin (Y zone, Last Glacial). Redeposited sediments in the Holocene (Z zone) are rare.


ISSN: 2324-8858
EISSN: 2324-8866
Serial Title: Interpretation (Tulsa)
Serial Volume: 4
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Latest Quaternary sedimentation in the northern Gulf of Mexico intraslope basin province; II, Stratigraphic analysis and relationship to glacioeustatic climate change
Title: Special section; The Gulf of Mexico; regional studies, play concepts, recent developments, and case histories
Author(s): Olson, Hilary ClementDamuth, John E.Nelson, C. Hans
Author(s): Herron, Donprefacer
Author(s): Snedden, Johnprefacer
Author(s): Mentemeier, Samuelprefacer
Author(s): Evans, Neilprefacer
Author(s): Tindale, Karenprefacer
Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States
Pages: SC81-SC95
Published: 201602
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 43
Accession Number: 2016-106402
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. cols., sketch maps
N25°00'00" - N28°00'00", W97°00'00" - W90°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Texas at Arlington, USA, United StatesInstituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, ESP, Spain
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201651
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