Summary: The depositional systems of the Bahamas, Belize Lagoon and The Gulf Compared

Gregor P. Eberli, Hildegard Westphal

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Abstract

It is well-known that the present might not be a straight-forward key to the past, especially where biological evolution is involved, but also because of large-scale fluctuations in atmospheric CO2 levels, and other factors that can produce anactualistic conditions. Nevertheless, an understanding of modern analogs is crucial for an understanding of past sedimentary systems of the rock record. It is only the modern environment that allows for examination of both, the sedimentary -processes and their products that can thus be tied together. General rules extracted from observations of modern analogues help reconstructing past depositional processes and understanding the facies arrangement preserved in sedimentary rocks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCarbonate Depositional Systems
Subtitle of host publicationAssessing Dimensions and Controlling Parameters: The Bahamas, Belize and the Persian/Arabian Gulf
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages215-229
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789048193639
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Eberli, G. P., & Westphal, H. (2010). Summary: The depositional systems of the Bahamas, Belize Lagoon and The Gulf Compared. In Carbonate Depositional Systems: Assessing Dimensions and Controlling Parameters: The Bahamas, Belize and the Persian/Arabian Gulf (pp. 215-229). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9364-6_5