Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 85–90 | Cite as

Submarine slope processes on a fan delta, Howe Sound, British Columbia

  • David B. Prior
  • Wm. J. Wiseman
  • Robert Gilbert


Modern side-scan sonar technology was used to resurvey the site of the Howe Sound submarine slide described by Terzaghi. Chutes, hummocky topography, and subparallel scarps indicative of submarine mass movement are widespread. Submarine slope processes appear to be far more important to the development of this coarsegrained fan delta than suspected.


Debris Flow Submarine Slope Bathymetric Contour Delta Slope Hummocky Topography 
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© A.M. Dowden, Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • David B. Prior
    • 1
  • Wm. J. Wiseman
    • 1
  • Robert Gilbert
    • 2
  1. 1.Coastal Studies InstituteLouisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge
  2. 2.Department of GeographyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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