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.

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

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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. DOI: 10.1002/9781444304473.ch28

Anatomy of a modern open-ocean carbonate slope : northern Little Bahama Bank. / Mullins, Henry T.; Heath, Kathryn C.; Buren, H. Mark Van; Newton, Cathryn R.

Deep-Water Turbidite Systems. wiley, 2009. p. 303-330.

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Mullins, HT, Heath, KC, Buren, HMV & Newton, CR 2009, Anatomy of a modern open-ocean carbonate slope: northern Little Bahama Bank. in Deep-Water Turbidite Systems. wiley, pp. 303-330. DOI: 10.1002/9781444304473.ch28
Mullins HT, Heath KC, Buren HMV, Newton CR. Anatomy of a modern open-ocean carbonate slope: northern Little Bahama Bank. In Deep-Water Turbidite Systems. wiley. 2009. p. 303-330. Available from, DOI: 10.1002/9781444304473.ch28
Mullins, Henry T. ; Heath, Kathryn C. ; Buren, H. Mark Van ; Newton, Cathryn R./ Anatomy of a modern open-ocean carbonate slope : northern Little Bahama Bank. Deep-Water Turbidite Systems. wiley, 2009. pp. 303-330
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