Architecture, development and geological control of the Xisha carbonate platforms, northwestern South China Sea

  title={Architecture, development and geological control of the Xisha carbonate platforms, northwestern South China Sea},
  author={Shiguo Wu and Z. Yang and Dawei Wang and Fuliang L{\"u} and T. L{\"u}dmann and C. Fulthorpe and B. Wang},
  journal={Marine Geology},
Newly acquired seismic data allow improved understanding of the architecture and evolution of isolated carbonate platforms on the continental slope of the northern South China Sea. The Xisha carbonate platforms were initiated on a basement high, the Xisha Uplift, in the early Miocene and have remained active up to the present. Their distribution is limited to pre-existing localized, fault-bounded blocks within the Xisha Uplift so individual platforms were small in size at the beginning of the… Expand
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