Origin, Development and Stratigraphy of Tidal Deltas at Hurricane Pass, Pinellas County, Florida—An Example of Modern Tidal Delta Architecture from a Microtidal Coast

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by C. Kelly Cuffe, Philip Williams and Associates, San Francisco, United States,
R. A. Davis, Jr., Philip Williams and Associates, San Francisco, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93:

Abstract: Sequential analysis of aerial photographs taken between 1926 and 1990 have helped to define the morphological development of the tidal deltas at Hurricane Pass, and along with other historical data show that changes in tidal delta morphology are closely related to storm occurrences, tidal circulation and anthropogenic events which affect the cross-sectional area of the tidal inlet, the size of the tidal prism serviced by the inlet, and circulation patterns within the back bay area. A facies model for microtidal tidal deltas was developed from the example provided by Hurricane Pass, based on the lithologic, stratigraphic and geometric characteristics of the ebb-and flood-tidal deltas as observed from vibracores.

Subject Headings: Tides | Hurricanes and typhoons | Water circulation | Inlets (waterway) | Stratigraphy | Storms | Coastal environment | Aerial photography |

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