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Long-shelf sediment transport and storm-bed formation by Cyclone Winifred, central Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Carter, R M; Larcombe, P.; Dye, J.E.; Gagan, Michael; Johnson, D P


Three major sediment facies belts occur on the Great Barrier Reef shelf: an inner shelf prism of Holocene terrigenous sand and mud, a patchy middle shelf veneer of palimpsest muddy shelly calcsand (< 1 m thick) above a weathered Pleistocene erosion surface, and an apron of modern carbonate mud and sand around reefs of the main reef tract. These sediments were mobilized and strongly affected by the passage of severe tropical Cyclone Winifred (central pressure 958 hPa), which traversed the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Marine Geology
DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.08.009


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