Recent Sediments of the Scotian Shelf acquired in 1962 (PEZZETTA shapefile)

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Description A reconnaissance survey of that part of the Scotian Shelf extending from Halifax to Digby Nook was conducted during October, 1961, in order to determine the nature, distribution, and source areas of the bottom sediments. In general, the fine grained deposits of silt and clay (pelite) are found in the basins on the shelf as well as in the deeper water at the upper edge of the continental slope. Coarse grained deposits characterize topologically high areas and along the shelf margin.
Originators Poppe, Lawrence J.; Paskevich, Valerie F.; Williams, S. Jeffress; Hastings, Mary E.; Kelley, John T.; Belknap, D. F.; Ward, Larry G.; Fitzgerald, D. M.; and Larsen, Peter F.

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