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Map and tabulation of quaternary mass movements along the United States-Canadian Atlantic continental slope from 32 degrees 00 minutes to 47 degrees 00 minutes N. latitude

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 2027

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Abstract

Since the initial report on the Grand Banks Slump off southern Newfoundland (Heezen and Ewing, 1952), a large body of data on submarine mass movement along the Atlantic continental margin of the United States and Canada has been published.  These data were compiled to provide this distribution map (sheet 1) and tabulation (sheet 2) of "principal facts" on mass movement of the northwest Atlantic Continental Slope.  Although we prepared this inventory to facilitate our study of Quaternary mass movement along the U.S. Continental Slope, we judged the compilation to be large enough and detailed enough to be published as a generally useful data source and compendium.  Sheet 3 shows examples of mass movement styles.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Map and tabulation of quaternary mass movements along the United States-Canadian Atlantic continental slope from 32 degrees 00 minutes to 47 degrees 00 minutes N. latitude
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
2027
ISBN:
0607819324
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
3 Sheets: 50.87 x 50.95 inches or smaller
Country:
Canada, United States
Other Geospatial:
Atlantic Continental slope
Scale:
2000000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N