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Continental Margin - U. S. Gulf Coast

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January 01, 1977

Abstract

Multichannel sections across U. S. Gulf Coast Continental Margins show structure and sedimentary layers to much greater depths than most previously published data. A section across the Perdido Escarpment, three to four sections across the Sigsbee Scarp and two sections across the Florida scarp will be used to show some of these differences. The various hypotheses about the formation of these scarps will be discussed in the light of these new data, as well as the structure of the associated continental slopes and shelves. The deep Gulf of Mexico Basin sections which bear on these areas will also be presented. Significant sedimentary accumulations occur both above and below these scarps, so that the Gulf Coast hydrocarbon province may well extend out into the deep Gulf Basin.

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AAPG Continuing Education Course Notes Series

Geology of Continental Margins

Joseph R. Curray
Joseph R. Curray
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William R. Dickinson
William R. Dickinson
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Wallace G. Dow
Wallace G. Dow
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Kenneth O. Emery
Kenneth O. Emery
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Donald R. Seely
Donald R. Seely
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Peter R. Vail
Peter R. Vail
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Hunter Yarborough
Hunter Yarborough
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
5
ISBN electronic:
9781629812021
Publication date:
January 01, 1977

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