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STRATI 2013 pp 1287-1291 | Cite as

Isotope Stratigraphy and Biostratigraphy of a Modern Carbonate System: The Northern Bahamas Slope Over the Late Quaternary

  • Ludivine ChabaudEmail author
  • Emmanuelle Ducassou
  • Thierry Mulder
  • Jacques Giraudeau
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

A high-resolution stratigraphic framework has been established for a marine core located on the northern side of the Little Bahama Bank slope. The stratigraphic methods include fauna and flora analyses (planktonic foraminifera and coccoliths), radiometric dating, XRF analyses, and isotope stratigraphy. The low production and exportation of sediment from the bank during glacial periods and sea-level lowstands has resulted in reduced deposits, whereas deposits during interglacial periods are well developed. Gravity flows have disturbed the sedimentation, mostly during sea-level rises.

Keywords

Planktonic foraminifera Biostratigraphy Isotope stratigraphy Bahamas Late Quaternary 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludivine Chabaud
    • 1
    Email author
  • Emmanuelle Ducassou
    • 1
  • Thierry Mulder
    • 1
  • Jacques Giraudeau
    • 1
  1. 1.Université Bordeaux 1Talence cedexFrance

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