Accession Number : ADA327258

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

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM RESEARCH INST MOSS LANDING CA

Personal Author(s) : Orange, Daniel L.

PDF Url : ADA327258

Report Date : 15 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

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 :   *HYDROLOGY, *GEOMORPHOLOGY, *TECTONICS, PRESSURE GRADIENTS, MODELS, FAILURE, SLOPE, HYPOTHESES, PORE PRESSURE, SEDIMENTS, GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, OCEAN BOTTOM, SUBMARINE CANYONS, EXPULSION, VENTING.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE