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Delaware River: Evidence for its former extension to Wilmington Submarine Canyon

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Abstract

Seismic-reflection profiles indicate that during the Pleistocene the Delaware River flowed across the continental shelf east of Delaware Bay and emptied into Wilmington Submarine Canyon. The ancestral valley (width, 3 to 8 kilometers; relief, 10 to 30 meters) is buried, is not reflected in the surface topography, and probably predates the formation of the present canyon head.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Delaware River: Evidence for its former extension to Wilmington Submarine Canyon
Series title:
Science
Volume
195
Issue:
4277
Year Published:
1977
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
483
Last page:
485