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Sea-floor observations in the tongue of the ocean, Bahamas: An Argo/SeaMARC survey

January 1, 1989

SeaMARC side-scan sonographs and Argo video and photographic data suggest that the recent sedimentary environment of the floor of the Tongue of the Ocean is controlled by an interplay of turbidity current flow from the south, sediment spill-over from the carbonate platform to the east (windward side), and rock falls from the west carbonate escarpment (lee side). The spill-over forms a sandy sedimentary deposit that acts as a topographic obstruction to the turbidity current flow from the south. This obstruction is expressed by the westward migration of a northwest-southeast oriented turbidity-current-cut channel. ?? 1989 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1989
Title Sea-floor observations in the tongue of the ocean, Bahamas: An Argo/SeaMARC survey
DOI 10.1007/BF02431044
Authors W. C. Schwab, E. Uchupi, Richard D. Ballard, T.K. Dettweiler
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geo-Marine Letters
Series Number
Index ID 70015621
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization