By Miles O. Hayes, Walter J. Sexton(auth.)
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Published by means of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Field journey Guidebooks Series.
The coastal simple of South Carolina is a superb common laboratory for learning the formation of terrigenous elastic depositional platforms. The prevalence of those structures in a trailing-edge surroundings permits one to target the depositional approaches, freed from advanced tectonic overprints. the dimensions of the quarter is compressed; it's only one hundred sixty km from the autumn Line to the sea, which permits prepared entry to a wide variety of depositional settings in the course of a 5-day journey. quite a few nature preserves and flora and fauna refuges exist within the zone, a few containing virgin floral assemblages, which supplies an extraordinary chance to determine the typical strategy unmodified through guy.
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Trenches in welded beach ridges illustrate typical beach structures. Bubble sand is commonplace. 4) Price Inlet Main Ebb Channel (floating stop). 5) Price Inlet Ebb-Tidal Delta (north side). The entire length of the main ebb channel will be surveyed with a fathometer. The scoured nature of the inlet throat, as well as a dominance of ebb-oriented sand waves in other parts of the channel, will be evident from the fathometer trace. Sediment types sampled with a grab sampler range from fine sand to coarse shell hash.
As a consequence of the barrier migration landward (Ruby, 1981), a widespread transgressive lag deposit composed of coarse sand and shell material was deposited • • • Analogous transgressive lag deposits with an average carbon date of 4,500 BP have been detected in association with Holocene barrier migration landward elsewhere along the South Carolina coastline (Moslow, 1980; Tye, 1981). No evidence of a stratigraphically and temporally affiliated lag deposit was encountered in cores or augers retrieved in the delta front [of the Santee/Pee Dee delta] • "An incipient freshwater-swamp and marsh system developed over the more landward Holocene and Late Pleistocene floodplain deposits contemporaneously with the delta front/back-barrier facies.
3) Upper 5 m clean sand dominated by physical structures. O 0 SOUTH .. _. - --_. 20' . ----"'~ .. 9. SHEll HASH FIGURE 47 Stratigraphic cross-section of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, demonstrating the Holocene evolution of the island. Shulbred Ridge, labeled SB on the diagram, was the original transgressive element of the island deposited around 4,200 yr BP that formed the nucleus to which the regressive component of the island was attached. Section is located on Figure 46 [from Moslow, 1980].