Accession Number : AD0855869

Title :   Distribution of Bottom Sediments off the Coasts of Republic of South Africa and South-West Africa.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Nekritz, Richard K. ; Busch, Dixie J.

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A bottom sediment chart for the coasts of the Republic of South Africa and South-West Africa has been prepared from data derived from nautical chart sediment notations supplemented by published and unpublished sediment field descriptions and analyses. The shelf sediments consist mainly of sand, rock, and coral along the shore and mud and/or sand on the outer shelf. Mud and mud-sand predominate on the slope, and the abyssal sediments consist primarily of globigerina ooze. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, SOUTH AFRICA), (*CONTINENTAL SHELVES, SEDIMENTATION), HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, NAVIGATION CHARTS, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, MUD, SAND, OCEAN CURRENTS, GRAVEL, ROCK, DEPOSITS, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, ORGANIC MATERIALS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE