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

L. F. Pratson, W. B.F. Ryan, G. S. Mountain, D. C. Twichell

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Abstract

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

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-412
Number of pages18
JournalGeological Society of America Bulletin
Volume106
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geology

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