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Delgada Fan: Preliminary interpretation of channel development

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02462451

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Abstract

The Delgada Fan, an irregularly shaped turbidite deposit extending more than 350 km offshore from northern California, consists of two large leveed-valley units each fed by a separate complex of coalescing submarine canyons and slope gullies. Although the leveed-valley units head within 25 km of each other, both appear to have developed independently during fan growth. The larger southern leveed-valley system has not developed middle-fan distributary channels and appears to illustrate a period of progressive valley abandonment. Although the lower-fan area is underlain by sandy sediments, little sand has been recovered in piston cores from the leveed-valley unit. ?? 1984 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Delgada Fan: Preliminary interpretation of channel development
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02462451
Volume
3
Issue:
2-4
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geo-Marine Letters
First page:
79
Last page:
83