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Are the Murray Canyons offshore southern Australia still active for sediment transport?

Schmidt, Sabine; De Deckker, Patrick; Etcheber, H.; Caradec, S.


The Australian continental margin hosts numerous canyons. Some of the most spectacular canyons are located offshore Kangaroo Island, and these are linked to ancient courses of the River Murray, which would have flowed across the very wide Lacepede Shelf during periods of low sea level. During the AUSCAN-1 project, modern sedimentation was assessed using a multi-tracer approach on interface sediments from 350 to 2500 m water depth. The presence of freshly deposited particles, tagged by234Th in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Geological Society of London Special Publication
DOI: 10.1144/SP346.4


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