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Crescentic dunes on the inner continental shelf off northern California

Geology

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Abstract

These dunes appear to be migrating obliquely to the regional shelf gradient; a preferred offshore direction of tranpsort is indicated by the extended southern wings of many dunes. Over longer time periods (decades), the seaward transport of fine to medium sand in the crescentic dunes is probably an important way by which sand escapes the shallow part of the continental shelf in this region and mixes with the muddy deposits of the central shelf. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Crescentic dunes on the inner continental shelf off northern California
Series title:
Geology
Volume
15
Issue:
12
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1134
Last page:
1137
Number of Pages:
4