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Budgeting Postglacial Sedimentation History on the Santa Cruz, California mid - Continental Shelf

Grossman, E.E.; Eittreim, S.L.; Hanes, D.M.; Field, Michael E; Edwards, B.D.; Fallon, Stewart; Anima, R.J.


High-resolution seismic reflection profiling and surface texture mapping of the central California continental shelf, reveal a prominent subsurface reflector interpreted as a low stand erosion surface and an overlying mudbelt that covers 421 km2 of the mid-shelf in depths of 40-90 m. Radiometric and sedimentologic analyses of samples from vibracores taken along the seaward edge of the mudbelt show that initial deposition above the pre-Holocene erosion surface began ca. 14.5 ka. These data and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Conference paper
Source: Budgeting Postglacial Sedimentation History on the Santa Cruz, California mid-Continental Shelf


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