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January 01, 1988


This chapter summarizes the major findings of the foregoing chapters and highlights the critical factors in the geologic development of the U.S. Atlantic Continental Margin. In addition, we point out the limitations of the syntheses as a warning that much of what is written is speculative, based on inconclusive data, and/or somewhat dated. In most cases, individual authors have identified uncertainties of interpretations within the chapters themselves, but the reader might fail to recognize these caveats and qualifications.

During the course of the compilation of this volume, some of the chapters were submitted as early as two years prior to final publication. Consequently, some aspects of these chapters are dated. We know of data being released in 1986 and 1987 that are very pertinent to the syntheses of the Atlantic Continental Margin. Unfortunately, these data were not available in time for inclusion in this volume, and, thus, there are some deficiencies. However, on the whole the syntheses are current and represent up-to-date summaries of thinking on the subjects.

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DNAG, Geology of North America

The Atlantic Continental Margin

Robert E. Sheridan
Robert E. Sheridan
Robert E. Sheridan Department of Geological Sciences Busch Campus Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
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John A. Grow
John A. Grow
U.S. Geological Survey MS 960, Box 25046 Denver Federal Center Denver, Colorado 80225
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January 01, 1988




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