A photographic reconnaissance of the micro-relief in the Monterey and Carmel submarine canyons, California.

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Authors
Jensen, John Alexander
Subjects
sea bottom photography
submarine microrelief
Monterey submarine canyon
Carmel submarine canyon
Advisors
Tucker, Steven P.
Andrews, Robert S.
Date of Issue
1976-12
Date
December 1976
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Over 500 underwater photographs were taken in the Monterey and Carmel submarine canyons for the purpose of studying their microrelief. The pictures indicated that a variety of biological and physical differences exist not only within each canyon but also between the two nearby canyons. In Monterey Canyon are to be found fine grain sediments which have been very actively churned by benthic organisms. Few rock outcrops were noted, and definitive evidence of current activity in the form of ripple marks was observed in only one region. Carmel Canyon included generally coarser grain material than Monterey Canyon and showed a marked absence of active burrowing. A large number of rock outcrops was observed and there appeared to be extensive current activity throughout most of the canyon.
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Oceanography
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.