Upper continental margin sedimentation off Brazil

Ed.: John D. Milliman; Colin P. Summerhayes

1975. IV, 175 pages, 105 figures, 6 tables, 16x24cm, 400 g
Language: English

(Contributions to Sedimentary Geology, Volume 4)

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The following six papers represent a synthesis of the sedimentary data collected as a part of the cooperative investigation of the Brazilian continental margin by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Projecto REMAC (Reconhecimento Global da Margem Continental Brasileira). Not only does this study make Brazil one of the best known margins in the world, but because Brazil occupies such a large portion of the western South Atlantic, it also has greatly enhanced our understanding of global variations in sedimentary patterns on continental margins.

Part I discusses the background to the study and describes the methods used in the collection and analysis of the sediment samples. Parts II - V treat the sediments off northern, northeastern, southeastern and southern Brazil, respectively. Part VI summarizes the information and conclusions from these previous parts and compares the Brazilian sediments with those from other continental margins.

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I. Milliman, John D. & Barretto, Henyo T.: Background. (With 3 figures in the text) 1
II. Barreto, Leopoldo A.; Milliman, John D.; Amarai, Carlos A.B. & Francisconi, Odimo: Northern Brazil (With 24 figures in the text) 11
III. Summerhayes, Colin P.; Coutinho, Paulo da Nobrega; Franca, Augusto M. C. & Ellis Jeffrey P.: Salvador to Fortaleza, Northeastern Brazil (With 21 figures in the text) 44
IV. De Melo, Ubirajara; Summerhayes, Colin P. & Ellis, Jeffrey P.: Salvador to Vitoria, Southeastern Brazil (With 20 figures an 1 table in the text) 78
V. Da Rocha, Jairo; Milliman, John D.; Santana, Carlos Ivan & Vicalvi, Marco Aurelio: Southern Brazil (With 24 figures and 1 table in the text) 117
VI. Milliman, John D.: A synthesis (With 13 figures and 4 tables in the text) 151