New Jersey continental slope and rise

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Abstract

After a 10-yr hiatus, Ocean Drilling Program Leg 150 returned to offshore New Jersey to evaluate the effects of global sea-level change on clastic sediments of a passive continental margin. Initial efforts by Legs 93 and 95 of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) together with studies by oil companies paved the way for a focused sea-level study on the New Jersey margin by Leg 150 and related drilling. Industry seismic and well data were used to plan a multichannel seismic (MCS) survey in 1990 that ties continental shelf sections into the continental slope. By drilling at four holes tied to the MCS grid, numerous sequence boundaries traced from the continental shelf were dated. -from Authors

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalJOIDES Journal
Volume20
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Geology

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