Anatomy of a modern open-ocean carbonate slope: northern Little Bahama Bank

Henry T. Mullins, Kathryn C. Heath, H. Mark Van Buren, Cathryn R Newton

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Abstract

The open-ocean carbonate slope north of Little Bahama Bank consists of a relatively steep (4°) upper slope between water depths of 200 and 900 m, and a more gentle (1-2°) lower slope between depths of 900 and 1300+ m. The upper slope is dissected by numerous, small, submarine canyons (50-150 m in relief) that act as a line source for the downslope transport of coarse-grained carbonate debris. The lower slope is devoid of any well-defined canyons but does contain numerous, small (1-5 m) hummocks of uncertain origin and numerous, larger (5-40 m), patchily distributed, ahermatypic coral mounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDeep-Water Turbidite Systems
Publisherwiley
Pages303-330
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781444304473, 9780632032624
DOIs
StatePublished - May 29 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Mullins, H. T., Heath, K. C., Buren, H. M. V., & Newton, C. R. (2009). Anatomy of a modern open-ocean carbonate slope: northern Little Bahama Bank. In Deep-Water Turbidite Systems (pp. 303-330). wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444304473.ch28