The continental margin off southern Oregon, which includes the
shelf and slope from Cape Blanco to the Oregon-California border,
exhibits a distinctive marginal-plateau structural pattern which divides
the margin into the continental shelf, the upper continental slope and
its associated benches, and the lower continental slope. Lutum transport
The processes responsible for transporting and depositing thick
sections of coarse-grained terrigenous clastics on the abyssal floor
and for forming associated sedimentary structures are still conjectural.
Many workers attribute coarse deep-sea sediments and their
probable lithified equivalent, the graywackes of flysch deposits to
some type of density movement.
The distribution of surface sediments on the northern Oregon
continental shell is characterized by a nearshore sandy facies and an
outer shelf muddy facies, separated by a mid-shelf zone of mixed
sand and mud. Currents which have been measured at 130 centimeters
above the bottom indicate that the distribution of...
Detailed surveys of several segments of the Peru Trench show
that the region between 6° to 10⁰ S is an area of recent deformation.
Seismic reflection records across the axis of the trench show faulting,
uplift, and tilting of the sedimentary fill and the acoustic basement.
Uplift of the acoustic...
In order to determine whether the sediments found on the landward
wall of the Peru Trench are accreted Nazca Plate sediments,
the clay mineralogy and organic carbon contents of 52 surface
samples were submitted to factor analysis. Q-mode factor analysis
resolved the data from the Nazca Plate and Peru continental...
Detailed bathymetric survey data were collected along the Peruvian
continental margin and were compiled by the author and other
investigators to construct a new bathymetric map for the area between
6° to 18°S latitude. Based on this map and individual bathymetric
profiles, the continental shelf topography is essentially flat. Four...
Changes in sea level during the past 20,000 years are recorded
in sediments taken from the continental shelf off the Rogue River,
Oregon. Sea level has risen approximately 125 m. during the
Holocene (Curray, 1965) and the general transgression has been
interrupted by several stillstands and minor regressions.
Surveyor Deep-Sea Channel extends for approximately 700 km
over the northern Alaskan Abyssal Plain. It originates near the base
of the continental slope opposite Dry Bay and Alsek Strath and terminates
in the Aleutian Trench south of Kodiak Island. East of Giacomini
Seamount, the axial gradient of the channel is...