|Current markings on the continental slope|
Owen, D.M.; Emery, K.O. (1967). Current markings on the continental slope, in: Hersey, J.B. (Ed.) Deep-sea photography. pp. 167-172
In: Hersey, J.B. (Ed.) (1967). Deep-sea photography. The John Hopkins Oceanographic Studies, 3. The John Hopkins Press: Baltimore. 310 pp., more
In: The John Hopkins Oceanographic Studies, more
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About half of a series of nineteen stereophotographs of the continental slope south of Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts, show scour features that may be due to the downslope passage of two separate small turbidity currents. Each current was sufficient to erase most of the normal markings made by benthic animals and to leave streamlined ridges at the lee side of small resistant masses of sediment. Long-wavelength, low-amplitude ripple marks were also locally eroded into the bottom sediment.