Mud transportation on a steep shelf, Rio de La Plata shelf, Puerto Rico

Geo-Marine Letters
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Abstract

Hurricanes David (August 29-30, 1979) and Frederick (September 2-5, 1979) caused major flooding of the Rio de La Plata in northern Puerto Rico. A thin mud layer was deposited across the narrow insular shelf adjacent to the river mouth. Within 5 months, fair-weather shelf-winnowing processes moved the mud layer entirely from the shelf, 0.5 to 2 km to the shelf break at the 50-m contour and beyond. The process of mud movement is termed 'mud hopping.' ?? 1982 A. M. Dowden, Inc.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mud transportation on a steep shelf, Rio de La Plata shelf, Puerto Rico
Series title Geo-Marine Letters
DOI 10.1007/BF02462803
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 71
Last page 75