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Microrelief on Arctic sea floor

Alfred James Carsola
Microrelief on Arctic sea floor
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (July 1954) 38 (7): 1587-1601


Contains discussion of soundings made during the Beaufort Sea Expeditions of the U. S. Navy in 1950, 1951, and 1952 in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. "The upper continental slope in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska and northwestern Canada is characterized by a series of low mounds and troughs. These features are found only between the edge of the shelf and the 200-fathom isobath on the slope, and on the sides of two shelf valleys. The origin of this microrelief is not clear, but the evidence available suggests that it is best explained as formed by mass movement on low slopes in regions where tides are small and tidal currents are weak."--Author's abstract.

ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 38
Serial Issue: 7
Title: Microrelief on Arctic sea floor
Pages: 1587-1601
Published: 195407
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1959-045821
Categories: Oceanography
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N70°00'00" - N90°00'00", W180°00'00" - E180°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, 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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