(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1983)

Document title

Submarine channels in Rupert inlet, British Columbia in Sedimentology of fjords.


The evolution of submarine channel systems in a mine-tailing deposit is presented. Three successsive phases of channel development were observed in time-series of seismic reflection, side-scan sonar and bathymetric surveys: a meandering channel phase| an "apron" phase, in wich the channel was obliterated and a rechannelized phase. Probable trajectories of the Rupert Inlet and Redondo systems in slope-discharge parameter space are proposed and illustrate the importance to the occurrence of meanders in subaqueous channels of the entrainment of ambient fluid and of suspended sediment loss through deposition and channel overspill.


Article of periodic

published at : Sedimentary geology Amsterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 36, no2-4 [pp. 289-315]

Bibliographic references : 61 réf.



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