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Delaware River: Evidence for its former extension to Wilmington Submarine Canyon

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Abstract

Seismic-reflection profiles indicate that during the Pleistocene the Delaware River flowed across the continental shelf east of Delaware Bay and emptied into Wilmington Submarine Canyon. The ancestral valley (width, 3 to 8 kilometers; relief, 10 to 30 meters) is buried, is not reflected in the surface topography, and probably predates the formation of the present canyon head.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Delaware River: Evidence for its former extension to Wilmington Submarine Canyon
Series title Science
Volume 195
Issue 4277
Year Published 1977
Language English
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First page 483
Last page 485
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