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TitleMarine geology, geomorphology of the Kitimat Fiord System, British Columbia, parts of NTS 103-A, NTS 103-H and NTS 103-I
AuthorShaw, J; Lintern, G
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 275, 2016, 1 sheet, (Open Access)
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Edition2, Prelim.
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, geomorphology, 1:200,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 9 (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication supercedes Shaw, J; Lintern, G; (2016). Marine geology, geomorphology of the Kitimat Fiord System, British Columbia, parts of NTS 103-A, NTS 103-H and NTS 103-I, Geological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map no. 275, ed. prelim.
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; rtf; xls; shp; xml
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Western offshore region
AreaDouglas Channel; Kitimat Arm; Kitimat Fiord; Ursula Passage; Whale Channel; Squally Channel; Caamano Sound; Kitkiata; Kitimat
Lat/Long WENS-130.0000 -128.5000 54.0833 52.5000
Subjectsgeophysics; marine geology; surficial geology/geomorphology; bathymetry; seafloor topography; seabottom topography; submarine features; submarine transport; slope failures; slope stability; slope deposits; Holocene; structural features; faults; marine deposits; marine sediments; marine environments
Illustrationslocation maps; profiles; photographs
ProgramMarine Geohazards Mapping & Monitoring (MGMM), Submarine Landslides
Released2016 08 01
AbstractThis map depicts the geomorphology of the Kitimat fiord system, British Columbia, and is based on bathymetry and backscatter data from multibeam sonar surveys, complemented by 3.5 kHz sub-bottom profiler data, grab samples, cores, and bottom photographs. The coverage extends from the head of Kitimat Arm to Hecate Strait, and includes Douglas Channel. The seafloor is divided into classes based on morphology and texture. The classes include glacial landforms that record the advance and retreat of grounded ice, and a wide range of submarine slope failures. The map also shows that postglacial sediment distribution on the fiord floors is highly variable: large areas are current-scoured, so that underlying glaciomarine sediments are exposed. More than a hundred submarine fans deltas are present within the fiords.