Abstract

The Northwest Atlantic Mid-Ocean Canyon is a depositional–erosional linear feature which extends southward from the northern Labrador Sea to the Sohm Abyssal Plain. Analysis of the data accumulated over the past 20 yr allows us to conclude: (1) The canyon does not have any major tributaries; (2) it is Quaternary in age; and (3) it is not a tectonic feature. However, neither the source nor the sedimentary process which constructed the canyon can as yet be established.

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