Buried Periglacial Drainage Channels on the New Jersey Outer Continental Shelf
At the time of maximum Cenozoic glaciation, the New Jersey outer continental shelf, lying south of the ice margin (thought to have been along the southern shore of Long Island), occupied a periglacial, shallow water environment. Thick wedges of sediment on the mid and outer shelf are thought to be composed of material delivered via the Hudson River drainage system during melting and glacial retreat.
KeywordsSurvey Area Outer Shelf Shallow Water Environment Glacial Retreat Seismic Stratigraphy
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