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Return to ranger submarine slide, Baja California, Mexico

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02431025

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Abstract

Ranger Slide is a modest (12 km3) slide deposit of Pliocene and younger sediment on the continental slope in northern Sebastian Vizcaino Bay, Mexico. A limited survey using a deeply-towed instrument shows that hummocky terrain immediately downslope from the slide scar consists of large blocks of semiconsolidated sediment, some exceeding a kilometer in length and 107 m3 in volume. Most blocks have rotated, fallen apart, and/or deformed during movement. The form, structure, and processes related to emplacement of the blocks within the hummocky topographic zone of Ranger Slide may be common to many submarine slides on slopes involving semiconsolidated, terrigenous sediment. ?? 1990 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Return to ranger submarine slide, Baja California, Mexico
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02431025
Volume
10
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
81
Last page:
91
Number of Pages:
11