A contourite is a sedimentary deposit produced by thermohaline-induced deepwater bottom currents and may be influenced by wind or tidal forces. Most contourites are formed in continental rise to lower slope settings, although they may occur anywhere that is below storm wave base. The geomorphology of contourite deposits is mainly influenced by the...
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(from the article `ocean`) ...considerable scientific debate, is deposition from bottom currents that flow parallel to the slope of the continental rise—namely, contour ...
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