Accession Number : AD0764615

Title :   Structure of the West Florida Platform, Gulf of Mexico.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Pyle,Thomas E. ; Antoine,John W.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 198

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to investigate the structure of the Florida Escarpment and western Straits of Florida using continuous seismic reflection profiles and magnetic field measurements. Results are analyzed within the framework of deep-sea coring and dredging data, seismic refraction and gravity surveys, and information from deep wells on land. The study area lies in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, south of the transition from thick clastic sequences to platform carbonates in northern and central Florida. Lying just north of the Antillean island of Cuba, the region includes part of the boundary between the Gulf and Caribbean basins.

Descriptors :   (*MARINE GEOLOGY, *MEXICO GULF), GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, GRAVITY, GEOMAGNETISM, SEDIMENTARY ROCK, REEFS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE