Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 123–127 | Cite as

Channel piracy on the lower Bengal Fan

  • F. J. Emmel
  • J. R. Curray
Article

Abstract

Differences in morphology between the most recently active valley and older valleys suggest that channel piracy occurred on the lower Bengal Fan. Cutoff of two older valleys took place in the late Wisconsinan fan lobe between Sri Lanka and the 85°E Ridge at about 5°N and 83°E.

Keywords

Late Pleistocene Geosyncline Valley Type Shallow Valley INDIAN Valley 

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References

  1. [1]
    Curray, J. R., and Moore, D. G., 1971. Growth of the Bengal Deep-Sea Fan and denudation of the Himalayas. Geol. Soc. America Bull., v. 82, p. 863–872.Google Scholar
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    Curray, J. R., and Moore, D. G., 1974. Sedimentary and tectonic processes in the Bengal Deep-Sea Fan and geosyncline. In: C. A. Burk and C. L. Drake (eds.), Continental Margins, Springer-Verlag, New York, p. 617–627.Google Scholar

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© A.M. Dowden, Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Emmel
    • 1
  • J. R. Curray
    • 1
  1. 1.Scripps Institution of OceanographyLa Jolla

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