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Inner Shelf Shoals and Sand-Ridges

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January 01, 1984

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Shoal massifs are cape-associated sand ridges that are shore-normal to shore-oblique and extend from the shoreline to the seaward limit of the continental shelf. These sand shoals are extremely large subaqueous features and form sites of littoral drift covergence, thereby serving as sediment sinks. Best examples of shoal massifs are from the eastern United States continental shelf where Cape Hatteras, Lookout, Fear and Romain are each associated with a large sand shoal (Fig. 52).

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AAPG Continuing Education Course Notes Series

Depositional Models of Shelf and Shoreline Sandstones

Thomas F. Moslow
Thomas F. Moslow
Louisiana Geological Survey Coastal Geology Program
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Volume
27
ISBN electronic:
9781629811550
Publication date:
January 01, 1984

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