Hydrodynamics of carbonate fecal pellets.

Harold Wanless, E. A. Burton, J. Dravis

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Abstract

Single grain settling of pellets collected from 8 shallow marine environments in S.Florida and the Bahamas permits calibration with the hydrodynamic behavior of quartz spheres. Well-hardened carbonate pellets settle at rates equivalent to quartz spheres having a median diameter 70-100% of the pellet size. Soft carbonate pellets containing abundant silt settled as quartz spheres 90-30% in diameter. Soft carbonate pellets composed mainly of aragonite needle mud settled as quartz spheres 60-25% in diameter.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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Hydrodynamics of carbonate fecal pellets. / Wanless, Harold; Burton, E. A.; Dravis, J.

In: Unknown Journal, Vol. 51, No. 1, 01.01.1981, p. 27-36.

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Wanless, Harold ; Burton, E. A. ; Dravis, J. / Hydrodynamics of carbonate fecal pellets. In: Unknown Journal. 1981 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 27-36.
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