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Submarine gullies on the southern Weddell Sea slope, Antarctica

Gales, J.A.; Larter, R.D.; Leat, P.T.. 2016 Submarine gullies on the southern Weddell Sea slope, Antarctica. In: Dowdeswell, J.A., (ed.) Atlas of submarine glacial landforms : modern, Quaternary and ancient. London, UK, Geological Society of London, 383-384. (Geological Society Memoir, 46, 46).

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Abstract/Summary

Submarine gullies are small-scale, confined channels on the order of tens of metres depth that form one of the most common morphological features of high-latitude continental slopes. Gully morphology varies in width, incision depth, length, sinuosity, branching order, shelf-incision, cross-sectional shape and gully spacing, with six distinct gully signatures recognized on high-latitude continental slopes (Gales et al. 2013a, b). Here we analyse the morphology of slope gullies off Halley and Filchner troughs in the southern Weddell Sea (Fig. 1a–f).

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1144/M46.12
Programmes: BAS Programmes > BAS Programmes 2015 > Palaeo-Environments, Ice Sheets and Climate Change
ISSN: 0435-4052
Date made live: 06 Jan 2017 10:08 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/515691

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