Accession Number : AD0770825

Title :   Pleistocene Turbidities of the Canada Abyssal Plain, Arctic Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Campbell,John S.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : A study of more than 100 sediment cores from the Arctic Ocean reveals that turbidity current deposits comprise about 27 percent of the cored sediments in the northeast and southeast parts of the Canada Abyssal Plain. The most common sedimentary structures in the Canada Abyssal Plain turbidites include the plane-parallel laminated Bouma B or D sequences, ripple cross-laminated Bouma C sequences, massive Bouma A sequences, and some load deformation structures. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Ocean bottom sampling, *Arctic Ocean, Core sampling, Sediments, Grain size, Turbidity currents, Theses

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE