Factors Influencing Occurrence, Scale, Mobility, Runout, and Morphology of Mass Movements on the Continental Slope
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MENLO PARK CA
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The long-term goal is to achieve an improved understanding of the relationships between sedimentation, environment, and the morphology of continental slopes. This goal will be accomplished primarily through investigations within the northern California Eel River study area and incorporation of data from around the World. An underlying assumption of our work is that the occurrence and morphology of mass movement features on the continental slope depend upon a combination of characteristics, each of which varies over the region in a consistent manner. The various components of this project are part of a concerted effort between the geotechnical groups at the USGS and Laval University. Their activities are very much interwoven but, for administrative reasons, their respective budgets are identified separately as are the annual reports.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography