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Shelf-wide erosion, deposition, and suspended sediment transport during cyclone Winifred, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Observation of shelf sediments collected immediately before and after Cyclone Winifred crossed the central Great Barrier Reef shelf (1 February 1986) confirmed that the storm produced a normally graded, mixed terrigenous-carbonate storm layer extending 30km offshore in water up to 43m deep. Distinct post-Winifred changes in the cross-shelf distribution of organic carbon and carbonate in the mud-fraction of the sediment suggest that suspended sediment transport was extensive and that the storm layer had multiple sediment sources. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1990

Citation


  • Gagan, M. K., Chivas, A. R., & Herczeg, A. L. (1990). Shelf-wide erosion, deposition, and suspended sediment transport during cyclone Winifred, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 60(3), 456-470. doi:10.1306/212F91BF-2B24-11D7-8648000102C1865D

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0025589416

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 456

End Page


  • 470

Volume


  • 60

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • Observation of shelf sediments collected immediately before and after Cyclone Winifred crossed the central Great Barrier Reef shelf (1 February 1986) confirmed that the storm produced a normally graded, mixed terrigenous-carbonate storm layer extending 30km offshore in water up to 43m deep. Distinct post-Winifred changes in the cross-shelf distribution of organic carbon and carbonate in the mud-fraction of the sediment suggest that suspended sediment transport was extensive and that the storm layer had multiple sediment sources. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1990

Citation


  • Gagan, M. K., Chivas, A. R., & Herczeg, A. L. (1990). Shelf-wide erosion, deposition, and suspended sediment transport during cyclone Winifred, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 60(3), 456-470. doi:10.1306/212F91BF-2B24-11D7-8648000102C1865D

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0025589416

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 456

End Page


  • 470

Volume


  • 60

Issue


  • 3