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Submarine geology of the Gulf of Alaska

Henry William Menard and Robert Sinclair Dietz
Submarine geology of the Gulf of Alaska
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (October 1951) 62 (10): 1263-1285


Authors distinguish two topographic provinces in 35 submarine mountains of the gulf: (1) volcanoes with flat tops produced by wave action near sea level, and (2) long low ridges of irregular shapes and relating to Pliocene-Pleistocene orogenic belt, thought to be orogenic mountains. Suggest that eastern Aleutian Trench originated in early Tertiary time, and that its unusual V-shaped profile probably indicates a deep filling of sediment; also that "an earlier trench, now filled with sediment, existed in Mesozoic time at the present site of Kodiak Island and the Kenai Peninsula. Bibliography (31 items). Illus., etc.: Bathymetric chart of the Gulf of Alaska, contour interval 200 fathoms; fathogram profiles.

ISSN: 1050-9747
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 62
Serial Issue: 10
Title: Submarine geology of the Gulf of Alaska
Pages: 1263-1285
Published: 195110
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1959-020833
Categories: OceanographyStructural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N51°00'00" - N72°00'00", W130°00'00" - E173°00'00"
N54°00'00" - N61°15'00", W163°00'00" - W135°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from the Arctic Bibliography, United States. 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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