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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SPECIAL ISSUE FEATURES

STRATAFORM: A Program to Study the Creation and Interpretation of Sedimentary Strata on Continental Margins
Nittrouer, C.A., and J.H. Kravitz. 1996. STRATAFORM: A program to study the creation and interpretation of sedimentary strata on continental margins. Oceanography 9(3):146–152, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.01.

Linking Sediment Transport and Stratigraphy on the Continental Shelf
Wiberg, P.L., D.A. Cacchione, R.W. Sternberg, and L.D. Wright. 1996. Linking sediment transport and stratigraphy on the continental shelf. Oceanography 9(3):153–157, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.02.

The Anatomy of an Oceanic Flood Deposit
Wheatcroft, R.A., J.C. Borgeld, R.S. Born, D.E. Drake, E.L. Leithold, C.A. Nittrouer, and C.K. Sommerfield. 1996. The anatomy of an oceanic flood deposit. Oceanography 9(3):158–162, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.03.

Continental-Slope Sedimentation: The View from Northern California
Syvitski, J.P., C.R. Alexander, M.E. Field, J.V. Gardner, D.L. Orange, and J.W. Yun. 1996. Continental-slope sedimentation: The view from Northern California. Oceanography 9(3):163–167, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.04.

Studies of Mass-Movement Processes on Submarine Slopes
Pratson, L.F., H.J. Lee, G. Parker, M.H. Garcia, B.J. Coakley, D. Mohrig, J. Locat, U. Mello, J.D. Parsons, S.-U. Choi, and K. Isreal. 1996. Studies of mass-movement processes on submarine slopes. Oceanography 9(3):168–172, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.05.

Continental-Margin Seismic Stratigraphy: Assessing the Preservation Potential of Heterogeneous Geologic Processes Operating on Continental Shelves and Slopes
Austin, J.A. Jr., C.S. Fulthorpe, G.S. Mountain, D.L. Orange, and M.E. Field. 1996. Continental-margin seismic stratigraphy: Assessing the preservation potential of heterogeneous geologic processes operating on continental shelves and slopes. Oceanography 9(3):173–177, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.06.

Swath Mapping on the Continental Shelf and Slope: The Eel River Basin, Northern California
Goff, J.A., L.A. Mayer, J. Hughes-Clark, and L.F. Pratson. 1996. Swath mapping on the continental shelf and slope: The Eel River Basin, Northern California. Oceanography 9(3):178–182, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.07.

Modeling the Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of Continental Margins
Steckler, M.S., D.J.P. Swift, J.P. Syvitski, J.A. Goff, and A.W. Niedoroda. 1996. Modeling the sedimentology and stratigraphy of continental margins. Oceanography 9(3):183–188, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.08.

DEPARTMENTS

QUARTERDECK • Coastal Geological Oceanographers Provide the Fourth Dimension
Nittrouer, C., and J. Kravitz. 1996. Quarterdeck: Coastal geological oceanographers provide the fourth dimension. Oceanography 9(3):144, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.09.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR •
Letter to the editors. 1996. Oceanography 9(3):145.

THE OCEANOGRAPHER'S TOOLKIT • EPIC
Denbo, D.W., and N.N. Soriede. 1996. EPIC. Oceanography 9(3):189–190, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.10.

OCEAN POLICY • A Model for the Interaction Between Business and Science: The Risk Prediction Initiative at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research
Knap, A.H., and A.F. Michaels. 1996. A model for the interaction between business and science: The Risk Prediction Initiative at the Bermuda Biological Station for Research. Oceanography 9(3):191–193, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.11.

BOOK REVIEW • The Oceanographic Text Pattern: A Review and Comparison of Introductory Oceanography Texts
Spinrad, R.W. 1996. The oceanographic text pattern: A review and comparison of introductory oceanography texts. Oceanography 9(3):194–201, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.12.

MEETING REPORT • First European Meeting of The Oceanography Society
Briscoe, M.G. 1996. First European meeting of The Oceanography Society. Oceanography 9(3):202–203, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1996.13.