Huge iceberg ploughmarks and associated corrugation ridges on the northern Svalbard shelf

Linear to curvilinear depressions on high-latitude continental shelves have long been regarded as the signature of the ploughing action of iceberg keels impinging on the sedimentary seafloor (e.g. Woodworth-Lynas et al. 1991). These depressions vary in dimensions and pattern with the size of calved icebergs and their drift tracks through the polar seas. Two different sizes of iceberg have affected the shelf north of Svalbard, producing distinctive sets of ploughmarks (Dowdeswell et al. 2010).

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Dowdeswell, J. A., Hogan, Kelly A.

Editors: Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Hogan, K.A.

On this site: Kelly Hogan
Date:
1 January, 2016
Journal/Source:
In: Dowdeswell, J.A., Canals, M., Jakobsson, M., Todd, B.J., Dowdeswell, E.K., Hogan, K.A. (eds.). Atlas of submarine glacial landforms: modern, Quaternary and Ancient, London, Geological Society of London, 269-270.
Page(s):
269-270
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1144/M46.4