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Appearance and distribution of the gas hydrate reflection in the Blake Ridge region, offshore southeastern United States

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1252
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A strong reflection parallel to the sea floor has been observed in seismic-reflection profiles in the Blake Ridge area off the southeastern United States. This reflection occurs at a subbottom depth of 400 to 700 m, in water depths of 750 to 3750 m. Because the reflection parallels the sea floor, it is known as a bottom-simulating reflection (BSR). It is independent of reflections that represent sedimentary strata, and in places it crosses such reflections.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Appearance and distribution of the gas hydrate reflection in the Blake Ridge region, offshore southeastern United States
Series title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number 1252
ISBN 0607869046
DOI 10.3133/mf1252
Year Published 1981
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 41.04 x 34.98 inches
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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