Abstract

The formation of incised valleys on continental shelves is generally attributed to fluvial erosion under low sea level conditions. However, there are exceptions. A multibeam sonar survey at the northern end of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, adjacent to the southern edge of the Gulf of Papua, mapped a shelf valley system up to 220 m deep that extends for more than 90 km across the continental shelf. Based on observations, we propose a new conceptual model for the formation of tidally incised shelf valleys.
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

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Date (publication)

2005

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External Publication
Scientific Journal Paper
marine
marine survey
Earth Sciences

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English

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2009-05-19

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