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TitleScotian Shelf regional surficial geology compilation
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorFader, G B J; Lynds, T; Miller, R O; Parrott, D R; Hynes, S; Sherin, A
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 4671, 2004; 1 CD-ROM, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Maps7 maps
Map Info.surficial geology, 1:300,000
MediaCD-ROM; digital; on-line
File formatreadme
File formatpdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader); shp; tif
ProvinceEastern offshore region
AreaScotian Shelf
Lat/Long WENS -68.6667 -54.6167 47.9000 40.3333
Subjectsmarine geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; submarine canyons; bedrock geology; bathymetry; glacial history; glacial features; glacial deposits; sedimentation; aggregates; tills; muds; sands; gravels; Quaternary; Cenozoic
ProgramGeoscience for Oceans Management, Geoscience for Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management
Released2004 09 01
AbstractThis compilation is a GIS-ready data set of a compilation of the surficial geology of the Scotian Shelf from Georges Bank to the Laurentian Channel. The data set defines the boundaries of surficial geology map units (formations) of Quaternary age. It was digitized from previously published paper maps of the Geological Survey of Canada. Accompanying the original paper maps were scientific reports that described mapping methods, control, detailed descriptions of the map units, applications and references relating to a systematic regional mapping program that was conducted by the GSC over a period of approximately 20 years. Five surficial sediment units (formations) were mapped and a chronology of geological history was proposed. The most important contribution of these maps to an understanding of the geology of the continental shelf is their portrayal of sediment type, classification and distribution in a conceptual formational model framework.

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