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Wilmington Submarine Canyon: a marine fluvial-like system.

Geology

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Abstract

Midrange sidescan sonar data show that a system of gullies and small channels feeds into large submarine canyons on the Middle Atlantic Continental Slope of the US. The surveyed canyons all have relatively flat floors, but they have different channel morphologies. Wilmington Canyon has a meandering channel that extends down the Continental Slope and across the Continental Rise, whereas two canyons south of Wilmington Canyon have straight channels that trend directly downslope onto the rise. The morphology of these submarine canyon systems is remarkably similar to that of terrestrial fluvial systems.-Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Wilmington Submarine Canyon: a marine fluvial-like system.
Series title:
Geology
Volume
10
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geology
First page:
27
Last page:
30
Number of Pages:
4