Accession Number : AD0707341

Title :   GROWTH PATTERNS OF DEEP SEA FANS,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY SAN DIEGO CALIF MARINE PHYSICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Normark,William Raymond

Report Date : 01 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The growth pattern of a deep-sea fan relates events occurring in and around the fan-valleys to the structure and morphology of the open fan. The growth pattern cannot be determined without knowing the origin and recent history of the fan-valley system. The mapping of La Jolla and San Lucas deep-sea fans with the deep-towed instrument package developed at Marine Physical Laboratory of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography details the fine-scale morphology, structure, and internal fill of the fan-valleys and attempts to define the growth patterns of these fans. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, SEDIMENTATION), STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, DEEP WATER, SAND, GRAVEL, DEPOSITS, EROSION, GEOLOGIC AGE DETERMINATION, MAGNETIC ANOMALY DETECTION, MARINE GEOPHYSICS, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE