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Drilling Results on the Lower Mississippi Fan

  • Suzanne O’Connell
  • Charles E. Stelting
  • Arnold H. Bouma
  • James M. Coleman
  • Michel Cremer
  • Laurence Droz
  • Audrey A. Meyer-Wright
  • William R. Normark
  • Kevin T. Pickering
  • Dorrik A. V. Stow
  • DSDP Leg 96 Shipboard Scientists
Part of the Frontiers in Sedimentary Geology book series (SEDIMENTARY)

Abstract

The sinuous migratory channel of the middle Mississippi Fan changes to a pattern of frequent lateral shifting and abandonment on the lower fan, with one channel being active at any given time. Borings in the upfan part of the lower fan recovered vertical successions of thin channel fill and overbank deposits. Near the distal end of the fan, the channels often bifurcate before merging with a low relief area of assumed laterally extensive “sheet sand” deposition. A significant amount of all the sand-sized sediment that came from the source area onto the Mississippi Fan during the Late Pleistocene was apparently transported to the lower fan.

Keywords

Sedimentary Facies Drill Site Seismic Reflection Profile Sheet Sand Drilling Result 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Suzanne O’Connell
  • Charles E. Stelting
  • Arnold H. Bouma
  • James M. Coleman
  • Michel Cremer
  • Laurence Droz
  • Audrey A. Meyer-Wright
  • William R. Normark
  • Kevin T. Pickering
  • Dorrik A. V. Stow
  • DSDP Leg 96 Shipboard Scientists

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