Underwater Channel Swell

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Underwater Channel Swell

 

a narrow ridge extending along the channel of an underwater valley. The length can be from several kilometers to several dozens of kilometers; the height is 5-10 to 20-30 m. The swell is usually composed of silty-sandy material and forms as a result of sediments deposited by lee currents flowing along underwater valleys.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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