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Sediments from the southeastern Bering Sea have been studied to elucidate post-Wisconsin transgressive sedimentation. The study of contemporary sediments from this shallow, broad, epicontinental sea reveals the processes of sediment transport and deposition and evolution of subarctic shelf sediments. The area investigated extends over 1.5 × 105 km2 and has a smooth profile bottom with a remarkably gentle slope of about 2.4 × 10−2 percent. The entire shelf is covered by sand, and the mean grain size generally decreases with increasing depth. The sources for the sediments in the southeastern Bering Sea shelf lie in the immediately...

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