Shaping of the Continental Rise by Deep Geostrophic Contour Currents

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Science  22 Apr 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3721, pp. 502-508
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3721.502


Geostrophic contour-following bottom currents involved in the deep thermohaline circulation of the world ocean appear to be the principal agents which control the shape of the continental rise and other sediment bodies.