Paul R. Pinet, Peter Popenoe; Blake Plateau: Control of Miocene sedimentation patterns by large-scale shifts of the Gulf Stream axis. Geology ; 10 (5): 257–259. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1982)10<257:BPCOMS>2.0.CO;2
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The distribution of buried channel networks within Cenozoic sequences of the Blake Plateau and their correlation with global sea-level oscillations indicate that the Gulf Stream axis shifted landward against the Florida-Hatteras Slope during sea-level high-stands and seaward across the central Blake Plateau during sea-level lowstands. A sedimentation model incorporating axial shifts of the Gulf Stream successfully predicts the Miocene stratigraphy of the Florida-Hatteras Slope and Blake Plateau as defined by seismic and drill-hole data.