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Free Content Bathymetry in the Vicinity of the Northeastern Scarp of the Great Bahama Bank and Exuma Sound

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The salient bathymetric features of the northeastern Great Bahama Bank are its steep escarpment, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, and the intraplatform basin, just west of this escarpment, known as Exuma Sound. Consideration of this region in the general context of the Florida-Bahamas carbonate province leads to the following conclusions: multiplicity of platform edges is commonplace; the pattern of platform facies is related to the position of the platform edge; intraplatform straits and basins are deeper and closer together in the direction of greater regional subsidence. A chain of cause and effect is suggested whereby structure controls platform topography which in turn influences currents and production of sediment.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1969-06-01

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