Accession Number : ADA298959

Title :   Geomorphology of Headless Submarine Canyons: Prediction of Slope Failure, Sediment Strength and Pore Pressure Gradient, and the Regular Spacing of Submarine Canyons,

Corporate Author : MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM RESEARCH INST PACIFIC GROVE CA

Personal Author(s) : Orange, Daniel L.

PDF Url : ADA298959

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The long term goal of this project is to understand the interaction between tectonic and hydrologic forcing and the resultant creation and modification of seafloor geomorphology. The initial objective of this project was to ground-truth the hypothesis that there is a causative relationship between geomorphology and fluid expulsion at the seafloor. Once that relationship was established, we sought to determine the hydrologic and geotechnical state of the venting and non-venting regions. The hydrologic and geotechnical data can be used together with the seafloor observations to model slope failure.

Descriptors :   *GEOMORPHOLOGY, *SUBMARINE CANYONS, PRESSURE GRADIENTS, HYDROLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, BATHYMETRY, STRATIGRAPHY, MARINE GEOLOGY, CONTINENTAL SLOPES, PORE PRESSURE, SEDIMENTS, OCEAN BOTTOM, OCEAN BASINS, OCEAN RIDGES, TECTONICS, EXPULSION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE