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The California Continental Borderland

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D. S. Gorsline
D. S. Gorsline
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L. S.-Y. Teng
L. S.-Y. Teng
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Published:
January 01, 1989

Abstract

This chapter presents the sedimentary story of the California Continental Borderland. We describe the form of the borderland, examine its dimensions and context, review its geologic history, and examine the sources of sedimentary materials. We then review the oceanographic, climatic, and bathymetric factors controlling the distribution and accumulation of particulates in the depositional centers. We conclude by summarizing a set of basin models and point out some possible ancient analogs. As we proceed, major research questions are noted.

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The Eastern Pacific Ocean and Hawaii

E. L. Winterer
E. L. Winterer
Scripps Institution of Oceanography La Jolla, California 92093
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Donald M. Hussong
Donald M. Hussong
University of Hawaii Department of Geology and Geophysics Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
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Robert W. Decker
Robert W. Decker
4087 Silver Bar Road Mariposa, California 95338
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Geological Society of America
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ISBN electronic:
9780813754659
Publication date:
January 01, 1989

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