Wagner, CW; van der Togt, C (1973): Carbon14 ages of surface sediment samples from ther Persian Gulf. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.141137, Supplement to:Wagner, CW; van der Togt, C (1973): Holocene sediment types and their distribution in the Southern Persian Gulf. In: Purser, B H; The Persian Gulf, Holocene carbonate sedimentation and diagenesis in a shallow epicontiental sea. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 123-155, hdl:10013/epic.34877.d001
A simplified classification of the Holocene sediments based on textures and grain type results in fourteen major units, twelve of which are essentially carbonate in composition. A brief description and photographic illustration of these units, together with the sedimentary and diagenetic processes which have contributed to their formation, is designed to give the reader a broad but valid impression of Persian Gulf sediments.
The distribution of the fourteen sediment units throughout the Arabian parts of the basin, although complicated by numerous local bathymetric highs and depressions, is relatively simple. Because the Arabian sea floor slopes progressively from a windward shoreline to the basin center there is increasing protection from wave action towards the center of the basin. As a result sediments grade from skeletal, oolitic and pelletoidal sands (and muds in coastal lagoons) and fringing reefs, through an irregular zone of compound grain sands,into widespread skeletal muddy sands, and finally into basin center muds. These simple relationships vary laterally around the Arabian side of the gulf. Lateral variation is dependant upon orientation of the regional slope with respect to the prevailing NW wind-driven waves, angle of slope, and presence or absence of regional, structurally based barriers.
Latitude: 30.500000 * Longitude: 53.000000
Minimum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 0.0 m * Maximum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 0.0 m
Persian_Gulf * Latitude: 30.500000 * Longitude: 53.000000 * Elevation Start: -4.0 m * Elevation End: -103.0 m * Location: Persian Gulf * Device: van Veen Grab (VGRAB) * Comment: array of surface sediment samples; no precise position given