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The Cyclone Winifred storm bed, central Great Barrier Reef shelf, Australia

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The normally graded, mixed terrigenous-carbonate storm bed, more than 11 cm thick, encompasses two lithologically distinct, shelf-parallel facies belts. The cross-shelf distributions of grain size, mineralogy, carbonate content, and carbon isotope ratios were very similar before and after Winifred. The effects of storms similar in size to Winifred may be well concealed in ancient shelf sequences subject to rapid biological remixing of storm layers. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1988

Citation


  • Gagan, M. K., Johnson, D. P., & Carter, R. M. (1988). The Cyclone Winifred storm bed, central Great Barrier Reef shelf, Australia. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 58(5), 845-856. doi:10.1306/212F8E86-2B24-11D7-8648000102C1865D

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0024248281

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 845

End Page


  • 856

Volume


  • 58

Issue


  • 5

Abstract


  • The normally graded, mixed terrigenous-carbonate storm bed, more than 11 cm thick, encompasses two lithologically distinct, shelf-parallel facies belts. The cross-shelf distributions of grain size, mineralogy, carbonate content, and carbon isotope ratios were very similar before and after Winifred. The effects of storms similar in size to Winifred may be well concealed in ancient shelf sequences subject to rapid biological remixing of storm layers. -from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1988

Citation


  • Gagan, M. K., Johnson, D. P., & Carter, R. M. (1988). The Cyclone Winifred storm bed, central Great Barrier Reef shelf, Australia. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 58(5), 845-856. doi:10.1306/212F8E86-2B24-11D7-8648000102C1865D

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0024248281

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 845

End Page


  • 856

Volume


  • 58

Issue


  • 5