Channel systems and lobe construction in the Mississippi Fan

Geo-Marine Letters
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Morphological features on the Mississippi Fan in the eastern Gulf of Mexico were mapped using GLORIA II, a long-range side-scan sonar system. Prominent is a sinuous channel flanked by well-developed levees and occasional crevasse splays. The channel follows the axis and thickest part of the youngest fan lobe; seismic-reflection profiles offer evidence that its course has remained essentially constant throughout lobe development. Local modification and possible erosion of levees by currents indicates a present state of inactivity. Superficial sliding has affected part of the fan lobe, but does not appear to have been a factor in lobe construction. ?? 1982 A. M. Dowden, Inc.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Channel systems and lobe construction in the Mississippi Fan
Series title Geo-Marine Letters
DOI 10.1007/BF02462797
Volume 2
Issue 1-2
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Geo-Marine Letters
First page 31
Last page 39