From aggradation to progradation: the Maiella platform, Abruzzi, Italy

G. P. Eberli, D. Bernoulli, D. Sanders, A. Vecsei

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The Mailla platform is an example of (1) an isolated platform with a steep marginal escarpment, (2) a platform-basin system in a pure carbonate environment, and (3) a Cretaceous platform that did not drown in the middle Cretaceous, but instead was subaerially exposed during the late Albian-early Cenomanian and was able to reestablish shallow water conditions during subsequent submergence. Overall, the platform displays a two-stage evolution from aggradation to progradation. The evolution of the Maiella platform demonstrates how erosional processes compete with the growth potential of a platform. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-232
Number of pages20
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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