Accession Number : AD0768284

Title :   Sedimentary Processes on the Continental Slope off New England.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Ilvaine,Joseph Chad

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 215

Abstract : A detailed study of a small (5000 sq km) area of the continental slope south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was conducted. Bathymetry, 3.5 kHz profiles, seismic profiles, suspended sediment analysis, bottom photographs, television, laboratory flume experiments, studies of surface sediments, and piston cores were combined to form the basis for understanding the sedimentary processes which control transportation, deposition, and erosion of sediments, and the geomorphic features of the continental slope. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*CONTINENTAL SHELVES, SEDIMENTATION), ATLANTIC OCEAN, MARINE GEOLOGY, SEDIMENTARY ROCK, EROSION, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE