We have seen that the morphology of the ocean margins is largely determined by tectonics and sediment supply (Chap. 2), and we have reviewed the various types of sediments which are involved (Chap. 3). We now turn to the all-important role of water motion in determining the distribution of sediments on the sea floor. A first impression of this role can be gained from contemplating Fig. 4.1 which illustrates the redistribution of sediment supplied by a river in a setting typical for southern California. The water motions indicated are not the only ones that need to be considered, as we shall see.
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- Effects of Waves and Currents
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Eugen Seibold
Ph.D. Prof. Wolfgang H. Berger
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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