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The contourite system and the framework of contour current circulation in the South China Sea
Wang, H.; Yuan, S.; Gao, H. (2010). The contourite system and the framework of contour current circulation in the South China Sea. Geo-Temas 11: 189-190
In: Geo-Temas. Sociedad Geológica de España: Madrid. ISSN 1576-5172, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    contourite, drift, circulation, South China Sea

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  • Wang, H.
  • Yuan, S.
  • Gao, H.

Abstract
    Based on the data-base including single and multi-channel seismic data, piston core, seafloor photograph of the northern margin of the South China Sea, the depositional facies constituting by gravity-flow, contourite current and hybrid depostional system is constructed. The source of contour-current is traced from the western Philippine deep-water mass, the watermass intrude the South China Sea through the Luzon Strait, encircling the northern margin to the western margin and eventually dissipate in the biggest upwelling zone of the South China Sea, and enter the surface current circulation. Such circulation constitute by source, path and exit of water mass which can illustrate the deep-water circulation in almost enclosing marginal sea as the South China Sea.

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