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Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota
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Volume 3 of Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota; a series edited by John W. Tunnell Jr., Darryl L. Felder, and Sylvia A. Earle     A continuation of the landmark scientific reference series from the Harte Research Institute for Gulf Of Mexico Studies, this volume provides the most up-to-date systematic, cohesive, and comprehensive description of the geology of the Gulf of Mexico basin. The book’s six sections address the Gulf’s origin (including petroleum resources), processes (including climate change), and coral reefs.   Knowledge about the foundation of the ocean environment remains vital to the understanding of the mineral and marine resources of the Gulf as well as the increasing effects of sedimentation and global warming. With this volume, much of the information necessary for a full view of the geology of the Gulf in the U.S., Mexico, and Cuba that was previously sequestered in the files of industry or government has been made more readily available for scientists, researchers, and students. It provides valuable synthesis and interpretation, representing nearly everything known about the geology of the Gulf of Mexico in the early twenty-first century.   Four years in the making, this monumental compilation is both a lasting record of the current state of knowledge and the starting point for a new millennium of study.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Foreword: Fifty-Year Update of Bulletin 89
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xvii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xix-xxii
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  1. Part 1. Geologic History of the Gulf of Mexico
  2. p. 1
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  1. 1. Tectonic Evolution of the Gulf of Mexico Basin
  2. pp. 3-16
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  1. 2. Geology of the Florida Platform: Pre-Mesozoic to Recent
  2. pp. 17-31
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  1. 3. Pre-Holocene Geological Evolution of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Basin
  2. pp. 33-52
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  1. 4. Northern Gulf of Mexico Sea-Level History for the Past 20,000 Years
  2. pp. 53-69
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  1. Part 2. Eastern Gulf of Mexico
  2. p. 71
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  1. 5. Florida Gulf Coast Estuaries: Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor
  2. pp. 73-87
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  1. 6. Beaches, Barrier Islands, and Inlets of the Florida Gulf Coast
  2. pp. 89-99
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  1. 7. Florida Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf: Great Contrasts and Significant Transitions
  2. pp. 101-127
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  1. 8. West Florida Continental Slope
  2. pp. 129-139
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  1. 9. A Review of Recent Depositional Processes on the Mississippi Fan, Eastern Gulf of Mexico
  2. pp. 141-154
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  1. Part 3. Northern Gulf of Mexico
  2. p. 155
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  1. 10. Recent Geologic Framework and Geomorphology of the Mississippi–Alabama Shelf, Northern Gulf of Mexico
  2. pp. 157-173
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  1. 11. Mississippi River Delta Plain, Louisiana Coast, and Inner Shelf Holocene Geologic Framework, Processes, and Resources
  2. pp. 175-193
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  1. 12. Development of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf and Coastal Zone as a Result of the Late Pleistocene–Holocene Sea-Level Rise
  2. pp. 195-208
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  1. 13. Surficial Geology of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Slope: Impacts of Fluid and Gas Expulsion
  2. pp. 209-228
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  1. 14. Energy Resources of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Basin
  2. pp. 229-245
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  1. 15. Gas Hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico
  2. pp. 247-275
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  1. Part 4. Mexico
  2. p. 277
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  1. 16. The Chicxulub Impact Crater and Its Influence on the Regional Hydrogeology in Northwest Yucatan, Mexico
  2. pp. 279-290
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  1. 17. Mexican Littoral of the Gulf of Mexico
  2. pp. 291-296
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  1. Part 5. Coral Reefs
  2. p. 297
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  1. 18. Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: Late Quaternary Stratigraphy
  2. pp. 299-329
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  1. 19. Florida Middle Ground Reef Complex
  2. pp. 331-339
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  1. 20. Mexican Coral Reefs
  2. pp. 341-354
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  1. 21. Habitat-Forming Deepwater Scleractinian Corals in the Gulf of Mexico
  2. pp. 355-363
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  1. Part 6. Processes
  2. p. 365
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  1. 22. Planktic Foraminiferal Relative Abundance and Trends in Gulf of Mexico Holocene Sediments: Records of Climate Variability
  2. pp. 367-379
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  1. 23. Over 300 Years of Anthropogenic and Naturally Induced Low-Oxygen Bottom-Water Events on the Louisiana Continental Shelf
  2. pp. 381-390
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  1. Appendix 1
  2. pp. 391-399
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  1. Appendix 2
  2. pp. 401-409
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  1. Appendix 3
  2. pp. 411-431
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 433-437
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 439-446
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