Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 2, Issue 3–4, pp 185–190 | Cite as

Geohazards surveys in the North Carolina upper continental margin

  • Harold D. Palmer


Geophysical surveys on the upper continental slope and shelf-break area off North Carolina confirm previous suggestions that this highly dissected region is characterized by deposition of sediment swept from the adjacent shelf. Seismic reflection profiling, echo sounding and side-scan sonar studies failed to reveal conclusive evidence for slumping or other gravity processes which have been described for similar areas to the north. Outcrops appear to be lacking and the upper slope is a region of sediment accumulation and/or periodic bypassing.


Continental Margin Continental Slope Seismic Reflection Profile Outer Continental Shelf Geological Survey Open File Report 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold D. Palmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Femto AssociatesBethesda

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