Advertisement

Navy Fan, Pacific Ocean

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Piston Core Acoustic Facies HOLOCENE Sediment California Borderland Acoustic Penetration 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. [1]
    Junger, A., 1976. Tectonics of Southern California Borderland: In D. G. Howell, (ed.), Aspects of the Geologic History of the California Continental Borderland. Pacific Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Miscellaneous Publication 24, pp. 486–498.Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    Smith, D. L., and Normark, W. R., 1976. Deformation and patterns of sedimentation, South San Clemente Basin, California Borderland. Marine Geology, v. 22, pp. 175–188.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. [3]
    Normark, W. R., and Piper, D. J. W., 1972. Sediments and growth pattern of Navy deep-sea fan, San Clemente Basin, California Borderland. Journal of Geology, v. 80, pp. 192–223.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. [4]
    Shepard, F. P., and Dill, R. F., 1966. Submarine canyons and other sea valleys. Rand McNally and Co., Chicago, IL.Google Scholar
  5. [5]
    Normark, W. R., Piper, D. J. W., and Hess, G. R., 1979. Distributary channels, sand lobes, and mesotopography of Navy submarine fan, California Borderland, with applications to ancient fan sediments. Sedimentology, v. 26, pp. 749–774.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. [6]
    Piper, D. J. W., and Normark, W. R., 1983. Turbidite depositional patterns and flow characteristics, Navy submarine fan, California Borderland. Sedimentology, v. 30, pp. 681–694.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. [7]
    Bowen, A. J., Normark, W. R., and Piper, D. J. W., 1984. Modelling of turbidity currents on Navy submarine fan, California Continental Borderland. Sedimentology, v. 31, pp. 169–185.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. [8]
    Spiess, F. N., and others, 1976. Fine scale mapping near the deep-sea floor. Proceedings Oceans ’76 Marine Technology Society-Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Annual Meeting, pp. 8A1–8A9.Google Scholar
  9. [9]
    Normark, W. R., 1971. Minitopography of deep-sea fans: geometric consideration for facies interpretations in turbidites: In: Geologic Guidebook Newport Lagoon to San Clemente, Orange County, California. Pacific Section Society of EconomicGoogle Scholar
  10. [10]
    Damuth, J. E., 1975. Echo character of the western equatorial Atlantic floor and its relationship to the dispersal and distribution of terrigenous sediments. Marine Geology, v. 18, pp. 17–45.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • William R. Normark
  • David J. W. Piper

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations