Michael L. McKinney; Suwannee Channel of the Paleogene Coastal Plain: Support for the “carbonate suppression” model of basin formation. Geology ; 12 (6): 343–345. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1984)12<343:SCOTPC>2.0.CO;2
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A recently proposed model postulates that a basin separating a carbonate from an adjacent terrigenous clastic depocenter is a consequence of the neighboring depocenters rather than a precondition for their coexistence. A test of the model is provided by comparison with the well-studied carbonate-terrigenous clastic transition of the United States Coastal Plain. In general, the model is substantiated, although deviations caused by changes in sea level, terrigenous clastic input, and tectonism are noted.