Submarine canyon initiation by downslope-eroding sediment flows: evidence in late Cenozoic strata on the New Jersey continental slope.

Journal Article

Multibeam bathymetry and seismic reflection profiles of the New Jersey continental slope reveals a series of abandoned and now-buried submarine canyons that have apparently influenced the development of modern canyons. Re-use of the lower slope reach of the buried canyons appears to have begun when the sea-floor troughs over the buried canyons captured sediment flows initiated along the upper slope and shelf break. -from Authors

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pratson, LF; Ryan, WBF; Mountain, GS; Twichell, DC

Published Date

  • 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 106 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 395 - 412

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-7606

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1130/0016-7606(1994)106<0395:SCIBDE>2.3.CO;2