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Shallow stratigraphy and sedimentation history during high-frequency sea-level changes on the central California shelf

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Shallow stratigraphy and sedimentation history during high-frequency sea-level changes on the central California shelf; 2006; Article; Journal; Continental Shelf Research; Grossman, E. E.; Eittreim, S. L.; Field, M. E.; Wong, F. L.

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Analyses of high-resolution seismic-reflection data and sediment cores indicate that an extensive sediment deposit on the central California continental shelf is comprised of several late-Pleistocene to Holocene age facies. Offshore of the littoral zone, in water depths of 30-90 m, a 3-6 m thick veneer of fine sediment referred to as the mid-shelf mudbelt has formed along 50-100 km of the coast. The mudbelt drapes a parasequence characterized by prograding clinoforms that in places overlies a 1-3 m thick basal transgressive lag deposit. These facies overlie a prominent erosional unconformity that extends from the shore to the outer shelf. Eighteen calibrated 14CAMS ages of marine molluscs and terrestrial wood detritus sampled in cores [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.csr.2006.04.001
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