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Geology of the United States' Seafloor: A View from GLORIA

Edited By: James V Gardner, Michael E Field and David C Twitchell

364 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Oct 1996 | #51682 | ISBN: 052143310X
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Presents new, definitive studies of the seafloor adjacent to the United States - the west coast, east coast, Alaskan margin, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean - from the GLORIA (Geological Long-Range Inclined Asdic) long-range sidescan sonar images, and complementary seismic profiling, and magnetic surveys.

'This book will be useful to a broad range of scientists studying the continental margins and the sea-floor of the world. The book is also timely, as many countries are beginning or have just begun to survey their own EEZ ! The collective experience of USGS scientists, as described in this book, might be of tremendous help to these people ! I can highly recommend this book.' Bruno Savoye, Marine Geophysical Research


Foreword G. W. Hill; Introduction to volume J. V. Gardner; Part I. The GLORIA System and Data Processing: 1. The USGS GLORIA system M. L. Somers; 2. Processing and manipulating GLORIA sidescan sonar images P. S. Chavez, Jr., J. A. Anderson, S. C. Sides and J. Bowell; Part II. US East Coast EEZ: Introduction and summary to US East Coast J. M. Robb, W. P. Dillon, D. W. O'Leary and P. Popenoe; 3. The timing and spatial relations of submarine canyon erosion and mass movement on the New England continental slope and rise D. W. O'Leary; 4. Characteristics of the continental slope and rise off North Carolina from GLORIA and seismic-reflection data: the interaction of downslope and contour current processes P. Popenoe and W. P. Dillon; Part III. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean EEZ: Introduction and summary to Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean EEZ D. C. Twichell, K. M. Scanlon and W. P. Dillon; 5. Breaching the levee of a channel on the Mississippi Fan D. C. Twichell, W. C. Schwab, N. H. Kenyon and H. J. Lee; 6. Morphology of carbonate escarpments as an indicator of erosional processes; 7. Sedimentary processes in the salt deformation province of the Texas and Louisiana continental slope D. C. Twichell and C. M. Delorey; 8. Sedimentary processes in a tectonically active region: Puerto Rico north insular slope K. M. Scanlon and D. G. Masson; 9. A review of the tectonic problems of the strike-slip northern boundary of the Caribbean plate and examination by GLORIA W. P. Dillon, N. T. Edgar, K. M. Scanlon and D. F. Coleman; Part IV. US West Coast EEZ: Introduction and summary of US West Coast EEZ J. V. Gardner and M. E. Field; 10. Discrimination of fluid seeps on the convergent Oregon continental margin with GLORIA imagery B. Carson, V. Paskevich, E. Seke and M. L. Holmes; 11. A meandering channel at the base of the Gorda Escarpment D. A. Cacchione, D. E. Drake and J. V. Gardner; 12. The morphology, processes, and evolution of Monterey fan: a revisit J. V. Gardner, R. G. Bohannon, M. E. Field and D. G. Masson; 13. Ground-truth studies of west coast and Gulf of Mexico submarine fans H. J. Lee, R. E. Kayen, B. D. Edwards, M. E. Field, J. V. Gardner, W. C. Schwab and D. C. Twichell; 14. Morphology of small submarine fans, inner California continental borderland B. D. Edwards, M. E. Field and N. H. Kenyon; Part V. Alaskan EEZ: Introduction and summary Of Alaskan EEZ H. A Karl and P. R. Carlson; 15. Sediment pathways in the Gulf of Alaska, from beach to abyssal plain P. R. Carlson, A. J. Stevenson, T. R. Bruns, D. M. Mann and Q. J. Huggett; 16. Sedimentation along the fore-arc region of the Aleutian Island Arc, Alaska M. R. Dobson, H. Karl and T. L. Vallier; 17. Aleutian Basin of the Bering Sea: styles of sedimentation and canyon development H. A. Karl, P. R. Carlson and J. V. Gardner; 18. Geology of the Kula Paleo-Plate, North Pacific Ocean T. L. Vallier, D. G. Masson, H. A. Karl, L. Prueher, C. A. Mortera-Gutierrez and T. E. Chase.

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