More of our class explores Lighthouse Cave, San Salvador, Bahamas.
a. State why geology is important to the Bahamas
b. Define basic geology terms
II. Tectonic evolution
III. Subsurface stratigraphy
IV. Modern depositional systems
a. Shaping of the landscapes
b. Karst processes
c. Coastal effects and erosion
VI. Modern landscapes and how the geology of the islands factors into the formation
a. Depositional and erosion rates
b. Formation of carbonate dunes and the resulting effects
c. “Stillstand” Phase
Vacher, H.L., and T.M. Quinn, eds. Geology and Hydrogeology of Carbonate Islands. New York: Elsevier, 1997.
Kennett, James. Marine Geology. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice - Hall, 1982.
Marshak, Stephen, and Gautam Mitra. Basic Methods of Structural Geology. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice - Hall 1982.
Multer, H. Gray. Field Guide to Some Carbonate Rock Environments: Florida Keys and Western Bahamas. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1977.
Ginsburg, Robert N., ed. Subsurface Geology of a Prograding Carbonate Platform Margin, Great Bahama Bank: Results of the Bahamas Drilling Project. Tulsa: Society for Sedimentary Geology, 2001.
Lidz, Barbara, and Peter R. Rose. Diagnostic Foraminiferal Assemblage of Shallow – Water Modern Environments: South Florida and the Bahamas. Miami: University of Miami, 1977.
Robinson, Matthew C., and Vincent Voegeli. Gerace Research Center. 2002. Gerace Research Center. March 30th, 2006.
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