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Depositional and erosional features of the inner shelf, northeastern Bering Sea.

Geologie en Mijnbouw

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Abstract

Sonographs and bathymetric profiles from water depths less than 15m in the Nome-Solomon, Port Clarence, and Yukon Delta areas of the Alaskan Bering Sea coast show features generated by waves, currents, and drifting ice. The surficial sediments in the Nome-Solomon and Port Clarence areas range in grain size from sand to boulder gravel and have many surface features visible on sonographs, whereas the sediments off the Yukon Delta are fine sands and silts that have few such features. Materials in the Nome-Solomon and Port Clarence areas have been seggregated by grain size into ribbons and irregular, elongate, and lobate patches. Coarse sand and fine gravel patches and ribbons are characterized by symmetrical ripples generated by storm waves. Ice-gouged furrows occur in all the nearshore areas studied.-from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Depositional and erosional features of the inner shelf, northeastern Bering Sea.
Series title:
Geologie en Mijnbouw
Volume
61
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geologie en Mijnbouw
First page:
49
Last page:
62
Number of Pages:
14