Navy Fan, Pacific Ocean

  • William R. Normark
  • David J. W. Piper
Part of the Frontiers in Sedimentary Geology book series (SEDIMENTARY)


Navy Fan is a Late Pleistocene sand-rich fan prograding into an irregularly shaped basin in the southern California Borderland. The middle fan, characterized by one active and two abandoned “distributary” channels and associated lobe deposits, at present onlaps part of the basin slope directly opposite from the upper-fan valley, thus dividing the lower-fan/basin-plain regions into two separate parts of different depths. Fine-scale mesotopographic relief on the fan surface and correlation of individual turbidite beds through nearly 40 cores on the middle and lower fan provide data for evaluating the Late Pleistocene and Holocene depositional processes.


Piston Core Acoustic Facies HOLOCENE Sediment California Borderland Acoustic Penetration 
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  • William R. Normark
  • David J. W. Piper

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