Microbially-induced sedimentary structures (MISS) as record of storm action in supratidal modern estuarine setting

Authors
Cuadrado, Diana Graciela; Bournod, Constanza Naimé; Pan, Jeronimo; Carmona, Noelia Beatriz
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
One of the aims of tidal sedimentology in recent years is to find signatures in the stratigraphic record that help in recognizing basic ancient tidal processes. The present study was carried out on the supratidal zone of the middle Bahía Blanca estuary which is colonized by extensive microbial mats. The purpose of the study was to relate the tidal and wave energy with the microbially-induced sedimentary structures (MISS) present in the tidal flat. The energy reaching the area was quantified by tidal and wave records, while MISS were simultaneously recognized and described after a strong storm event. The MISS and the microsequences of sediments in vertical cross-sections of the tidal flat were considered as tidal signatures over a supratidal zone, when high-tide in severe energy conditions can reach the zone. This paper contributes to the understanding of physical sedimentary parameters that control the modification of microbial structures in modern siliciclastic regimes and that, in turn, can aid in the reconstruction of ancient hydraulic settings.
Fil: Cuadrado, Diana Graciela. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (i); Argentina. Universidad Nacional del Sur. Departamento de Geología; Argentina
Fil: Bournod, Constanza Naimé. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca. Instituto Argentino de Oceanografía (i); Argentina
Fil: Pan, Jeronimo. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Carmona, Noelia Beatriz. Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro. Sede Alto Valle. Instituto de Investigaciones En Paleobiologia y Geologia; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
MICROBIAL MAT
TIDALITES
BIOLAMINITES
BIOSTABILIZATION
SUPRATIDAL FLAT
Oceanografía, Hidrología, Recursos Hídricos
Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
Condiciones de uso
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/11020