Figure 11. Images showing the location of the Albemarle-Currituck slide (bottom right inset) off of the NC/VA coastlines. The larger figure (left-hand side) shows the bathymetry in the vicinity of the slide site and surrounding submarine canyons. The upper right inset shows a close-up of the en-echelon cracks (faults) that have developed at the top of the continental shelf marked a, b, and c (south to north). These cracks could lead to future slope failure and the formation of a slide (images from Driscoll and others, 2000).
Last updated on October 6, 2005