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Origin of marine-terrace deposits in the Santa Cruz area, California

William Crane Bradley
Origin of marine-terrace deposits in the Santa Cruz area, California
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (April 1957) 68 (4): 421-444

Abstract

The sea floor in the Santa Cruz area, California, is a modern wave-cut platform carved with 2-4 feet of relief into the Miocene Monterey Formation. The platform slopes seaward at an angle of less than 1 degrees and is slightly concave upward within half a mile of the sea cliff. It is either bare or mantled by less than 4 feet of sand whose grain size tends to be less than that of modern beach sand and appears to decrease seaward.


ISSN: 1050-9747
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 68
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Origin of marine-terrace deposits in the Santa Cruz area, California
Pages: 421-444
Published: 195704
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1959-043985
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N32°30'00" - N42°00'00", W124°30'00" - W114°15'00"
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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