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J. A. Gales, R. D. Larter, N. C. Mitchell, C.-D. Hillenbrand, S. Østerhus and D. R. Shoosmith Southern Weddell Sea shelf edge geomorphology: Implications for gully formation by the overflow of high-salinity water Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface (2003–2012) 117

Article first published online: 9 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JF002357

Key Points

  • New data show U-shaped gullies form on the Weddell Sea continental shelf edge
  • Cold, dense water overflow does not deeply incise the Weddell Sea shelf edge
  • Highly incised V-shaped gullies are not formed by cold, dense water overflow

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