Organic and inorganic carbon in the recent sediments of the open Gulf, barrier island and bay environments, Mustang Island, Texas

dc.contributor.advisorKornicker, Louis S., 1919-2018
dc.creatorJones, Darrell K., 1935-
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-16T17:30:47Z
dc.date.available2024-04-16T17:30:47Z
dc.date.issued1960
dc.description.abstractThe sediment at both surface and one-foot depths in cores from the Gulf of Mexico, Mustang Island, and Corpus Christi Bay Texas, was analyzed by a wet combustion method to determine the per cent of carbon by dry weight in the organic fraction (organic carbon) and in the carbonate fraction (inorganic carbon). The statistical "t" test showed a significant difference (P = 0.05) between the mean per cent organic carbon content of the surface sediments from 1) Gulf (0.52%) and island (0.17%) and 2) island (0.17%) and bay (0.58%) and of one-foot sediments from 1) Gulf (0.29%) and island (0.11%) and 2) island (0.11%) and bay (0.44%). A significant difference was also found between the means of the per cent of carbonate carbon in surface sediments from 1) Gulf (0.50%) and island (0.09%) and 2) island (0.09%) and bay (0.68%) and in sediments from Gulf (0.32%) and bay (0.68%). A comparison of the means of the per cent of carbonate carbon in sediments at the surface (0.50%) and one-foot depths (0.32%) of all Gulf cores showed a significant difference at the 0.05 probability level. The organic carbon and inorganic carbon content of the sediment may be useful in distinguishing between Gulf and barrier island, and bay and barrier island sediments in the geologic record, but probably not for distinguishing between Gulf and bay environments
dc.description.departmentEarth and Planetary Sciences
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/124848
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.26153/tsw/51450
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.rights.restrictionOpen
dc.subjectMarine sediments
dc.subjectCarbon content
dc.subjectTexas
dc.subjectMustang Island
dc.subjectGulf of Mexico
dc.subjectCorpus Christi Bay
dc.subjectSedimentation analysis
dc.subjectStratigraphic geology
dc.subjectCarboniferous
dc.subjectOrganic carbon
dc.subjectInorganic carbon
dc.subjectSurface sediments
dc.subjectOne-foot sediments
dc.subject.lcshMarine sediments--Carbon content--Texas--Mustang Island (Nueces County)
dc.subject.lcshMarine sediments--Carbon content--Mexico, Gulf of
dc.subject.lcshMarine sediments--Carbon content--Texas--Corpus Christi Bay
dc.subject.lcshSedimentation analysis
dc.subject.lcshGeology, Stratigraphic--Carboniferous
dc.subject.lcshGeology--Texas--Nueces County
dc.titleOrganic and inorganic carbon in the recent sediments of the open Gulf, barrier island and bay environments, Mustang Island, Texas
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEarth and Planetary Sciences
thesis.degree.disciplineEarth and Planetary Sciences
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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