Sediment and sedimentary processes on the continental shelf off Bombay

N.H. Hashimi, M.V.S. Guptha, R.M. Kidwai, R.R. Nair


The study of the sediments and sedimentary processes operating on the continental shelf off Bombay revealed that the continental shelf in general and the area of study in particular is floored with three distinct sedimentary facies. The boundaries between these are gradational to each other. The first two facies of sand and mud are geologically recent while the outer shelf relict carbonate sediments are of late Pleistocene, formed at the time of lowered sea levels. Evidence of these lowered sea levels are the presence of oolites and shallow water foraminifera. Sedimentary processes prevailing on the inner shelf are those of deposition, whereas, on the outer shelf erosive processes dominate


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