Submarine gullies on the southern Weddell Sea slope, Antarctica

Submarine gullies are small-scale, confined channels on the order of tens of metres depth that form one of the most common morphological features of high-latitude continental slopes. Gully morphology varies in width, incision depth, length, sinuosity, branching order, shelf-incision, cross-sectional shape and gully spacing, with six distinct gully signatures recognized on high-latitude continental slopes (Gales et al. 2013a, b). Here we analyse the morphology of slope gullies off Halley and Filchner troughs in the southern Weddell Sea (Fig. 1a–f).

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Gales, J.A., Larter, R.D., Leat, P.T.

Editors: Dowdeswell, J.A.

On this site: Philip Leat, Robert Larter
Date:
1 January, 2016
Journal/Source:
In: Dowdeswell, J.A. (eds.). Atlas of submarine glacial landforms : modern, Quaternary and ancient, London, UK, Geological Society of London, 383-384.
Page(s):
383-384
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1144/M46.12