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The continental slope off New England: A long-range sidescan-sonar perspective

Geo-Marine Letters

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https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02237966

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Abstract

The first continuous overview of a large segment of the continental slope and rise off the northeastern United States has been obtained using the GLORIA II long-range sidescan-sonar system. Extensive dissection by canyon and gully systems and evidence of possible large-scale sediment sliding are seen on the slope. The style and degree of incision, as well as the numbers and locations of canyons, have been found to differ significantly from previously published maps. It is suggested that the slope is a significant source of the sediment that has been deposited on the rise, and that some abrupt changes in the courses of canyons may be the result of local structural control.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The continental slope off New England: A long-range sidescan-sonar perspective
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02237966
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
4
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Georges Bank