Whitings, a sedimentologic dilemma

E. A. Shinn, R. P. Steinen, B. H. Lidz, P. K. Swart

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The suspended sediment in whitings contains some precipitated calcium carbonate and is not merely bottom sediment stirred into suspension. The amount of new carbonate produced in whitings on the Great Bahama Bank is substantially higher than that arising from algal production. Consequently, the amount of sediment transported to deep water may be much greater than previously thought. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-161
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Sedimentary Petrology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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


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