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.
|Title||Sea-floor observations in the tongue of the ocean, Bahamas: An Argo/SeaMARC survey|
|Authors||W. C. Schwab, E. Uchupi, Richard D. Ballard, T.K. Dettweiler|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Geo-Marine Letters|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|