Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 09 | Number 3 | 1996

Special Issue: The Creation and Interpretation of Sedimentary Strata on Continental Margins

On the Cover: The diverse nature of marine stratigraphic research—Transported sediment flocs trapped on the Eel Shelf of northern California (top left) and color enhanced x-radiograph of surficial strata recording flood deposits in the underlying seabed (top right). A hydroplaning debris flow in a flume experiment (middle left) and high-resolution seismic record of distorted strata on the Eel slope (middle right). Multichannel seismic profile of a clinoform on the New Jersey margin (bottom left) and a modeling result predicting similar stratigraphy for a prograding margin (bottom right).
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Volume 09 Issue 03

Linking Sediment Transport and Stratigraphy on the Continental Shelf
By Patricia L. Wiberg , David A. Cacchione, Richard W. Sternberg, and L. Donelson Wright

The Anatomy of an Oceanic Flood Deposit
By Robert A. Wheatcroft , Jeffry C. Borgeld, Rebecca S. Born, David E. Drake, Elana L. Leithold, Charles A. Nittrouer, and Cristopher K. Sommerfield

Continental-Slope Sedimentation: The View from Northern California
By James P. Syvitski , Clark R. Alexander, Michael E. Field , James V. Gardner, Daniel L. Orange, and Janet W. Yun

Studies of Mass-Movement Processes on Submarine Slopes
By Lincoln F. Pratson, Homa J. Lee , Gary Parker , Marcelo H. Garcia , Bernard J. Coakley, David Mohrig, Jacques Locat, Ulisses Mello, Jeffrey D. Parsons, Sun-Uk Choi , and Kenneth Isreal

Continental-Margin Seismic Stratigraphy: Assessing the Preservation Potential of Heterogeneous Geologic Processes Operating on Continental Shelves and Slopes
By James A. Austin, Jr., Craig S. Fulthorpe, Gregory S. Mountain, Daniel L. Orange, and Michael E. Field

Swath Mapping on the Continental Shelf and Slope: The Eel River Basin, Northern California
By John A. Goff , Larry A. Mayer , John Hughes-Clarke, and Lincoln F. Pratson

Modeling the Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of Continental Margins
By Michael S. Steckler, Donald J.P. Swift, James P. Syvitski, John A. Goff, and Alan W. Niedoroda