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Emergence and evolution of Barbados

Christine Speed (editor), Richard Sedlock (editor) and Lawrence Andreas (editor)
Emergence and evolution of Barbados
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (June 2021) 549: 126 pp.


Emergence and Evolution of Barbados is a three-part analysis of the Quaternary geologic and geomorphologic evolution of the island of Barbados in the southeastern Caribbean. "Geology of Southeastern Barbados" assembles and integrates detailed observations into a complex 700 k.y. history of marine sculpting and riverine flooding processes. "Marine Terrace Evolution of Windward Barbados" revises the Quaternary stratigraphy of the island, describes the tectonics of emergence, and demonstrates that uplift rates vary by location. "Active Emergence, Chronology, and Limestone Facies in Southeastern Windward Barbados" is the first comprehensive study to integrate marine erosion and deposition with tectonic uplift rates. Major findings of this work are that Barbados' Central Highlands are an erosional remnant, and that terraces originated principally by marine erosion rather than by reef construction.

ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 549
Title: Emergence and evolution of Barbados
Author(s): Speed, Christineeditor
Author(s): Sedlock, Richardeditor
Author(s): Andreas, Lawrenceeditor
Affiliation: 602 Braided Rope Drive, Reno, NV, United States
Published: 20210609
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 9780813795492
ISBN: 978-0-81372-549-9
Number of pages: 126
Accession Number: 2021-060542
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Monographic
Annotation: Individual papers are cited separately
Illustration Description: illus.
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Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2021, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 202142
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