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Continental slope off southwest Florida

George F. Jordan and Harris B. Stewart
Continental slope off southwest Florida
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (May 1959) 43 (5): 974-991


Recent surveys of the W. Florida continental slope made by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey show for the first time the detailed topography of the southern part of this area. A marked change in topography at 27 degrees N separates the northern from the southern part of the slope and is related to N-to-S changes from clastic to nonclastic underlying bedrock and from thick to thin or nonexistent overburden of unconsolidated sediments. A drowned barrier spit and lagoon unchanged by subsequent erosion or deposition were revealed at 75-100 fathoms. These features are described and discussed along with numerous long breaks in slope, embayments, and offsets in the steep lower slope, reef patches, domelike structures, and spur-shaped ridges.

ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 43
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Continental slope off southwest Florida
Pages: 974-991
Published: 195905
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1959-016159
Categories: Oceanography
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N18°00'00" - N30°04'00", W98°00'00" - W80°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1959
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