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Atlantic beach and dune sediments of the southern United States

Robert T. Giles and Orrin H. Pilkey
Atlantic beach and dune sediments of the southern United States
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology (December 1965) 35 (4): 900-910

Abstract

Sand samples from beaches, dunes, and rivers on the southern Atlantic Coast of the United States were examined with respect to median grain size, sorting, percent calcium carbonate, and heavy and light minerals. Results indicate an assemblage of unstable heavy minerals in sands of beach, dune, and rivers draining piedmont, but not in those of rivers draining coastal plains only. Grain size in beach and dune sands is finest in Georgia, and coarser both in the north and south. It is controlled mainly by wave energy. Carbonate content, controlled by availability of material and by wave energy, is lowest in Georgia and highest to the south.


ISSN: 0022-4472
Coden: JSEPAK
Serial Title: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Serial Volume: 35
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Atlantic beach and dune sediments of the southern United States
Pages: 900-910
Published: 196512
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1965-019505
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N29°00'00" - N39°00'00", W94°30'00" - W81°40'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1965
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