Continental Margin of Western Europe: Slope Progradation and Erosion

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Science  14 Oct 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3746, pp. 265-266
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3746.265


Reflection profiling of the continental margin off western Europe shows seaward-dipping continental-slope deposits that have been dissected by submarine canyons west of the English Channel. These records refute previous interpretation of structural benches of older, nearly horizontal strata outcropping on the slope face.