Carbonate-siliciclastic facies patterns related to the closure of the Central American Seaway: A comparison between the Pliocene of Costa Rica and the present-day Gulf of Panama and Gulf of Chiriqui

Bauch, Thorsten (2006) Carbonate-siliciclastic facies patterns related to the closure of the Central American Seaway: A comparison between the Pliocene of Costa Rica and the present-day Gulf of Panama and Gulf of Chiriqui (Doctoral thesis/PhD), Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany, 145 pp

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Abstract

After the closure of the Central American Seaway around 3.6 Ma, the benthic carbonate ecosystems developed differently in the Caribbean and on the Pacific side of the Isthmus of Panama. In this thesis, fossil and recent carbonate systems were studied and a comparison was made between fossil and present-day carbonate ecosystems from the same paleolatitude. This opens up the possibility to document the evolution of these sedimentation systems through time.

Document Type: Thesis (Doctoral thesis/PhD)
Thesis Advisors: Reijmer, Johannes J. G. and Schäfer, Priska
Keywords: Meeresgeologie; Gulf of Panama, Limon, Gulf of Chiriquí, carbonates, Panama, upwelling, non-upwelling Costa Rica, Golf von Panama, Pliozän, Carbonatgestein ; Riff ; Ökosystem
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Kiel University
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2008 16:51
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 08:23
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/572

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