Published:January 01, 1979
Figures & Tables
Currents in Submarine Canyons and Other Seavalleys
It is a widely held opinion that submarine canyons were cut during the glacial stages of low sea level and now are essentially dormant features, disturbed only on rare occasions by high-speed turbidity currents of torrential proportions. Published in 1979 after a 10-year study, this volume contradicts this concept of the canyons, with years of measurements of currents in the axes of canyons and in other types of sea valleys. It expands upon the previous publications of brief notes relative to currents measured in a few places on the deep seafloor, covering topics such as alternating current directions, turbidity currents, and crossvalley currents, clncluding with support data from studies of the California submarine canyons, British Columbia canyons, Mexican canyons, U.S. East Coast canyons, West indies canyons, Pacific Island canyons, and the Congo canyon.