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Title: El fondo marino
Other Titles: The sea floor
Authors: Parker, G.
Paterlini, M.C.
Violante, R.
ASFA Terms: Continental shelves
Bottom topography
Sediment distribution
Topographic maps
Ocean floor
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP): Mar del Plata
Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP): Mar del Plata
Citation: Boschi, E.E. (Ed.) Antecedentes históricos de las exploraciones en el mar y las características ambientales, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP): Mar del Plata, 1997, p. 65-87. (El Mar Argentino y sus Recursos Pesqueros, 1).
Series: El Mar Argentino y sus Recursos Pesqueros
Abstract: A synthesis is given of the present knowledge of the topographic and sediment characters of the sea floor of the Argentine Sea. After considering some general characters of passive continental margins the Argentine characteristics are described. Various 'physiographic provinces' are differentiated. The corresponding to the continental shelf is the most extensive on its several 'terraces' associated with Plio-Pleistocene sea level changes. Soft sediments are dominant,mainly being composed of sand with minor but varied quantities of shells and mud. Harder bottoms, composed of loose gravel and rocky outcrops are also present. The information presented here is not sufficient for evaluating the natural resources of the Argentine Sea or for solving sovereignty claims. It is evident that more complete studies must be done in order to get a full panorama of the physical characters of the Argentine continental shelf.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1834/1720
ISBN: 987-96244-8-3
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