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SubnwHdne^canyons are V-shaped valleys that run across continental shelves~
alia!~^olvn^oTrtinenlarjIo^pgs (figure 3.9)TT)n narrow colrHnenfal shelves,
sucITasmose off the Pacific coast of the United States, the heads of submarine ...
Photo by C. C. Plummer. exposed along the upper part of Grand Canyon can be
seen all the way across the photograph. You can physically follow this unit for
several tens of kilometers, thus verifying that, wherever it is exposed in Grand ...
Removed by mass wasting and sheet erosion Figure 16.42 Downcutting, mass
wasting, and sheet erosion shape canyons and valleys. (A) Downcutting can
create slot canyons in resistant rock, particularly where downcutting is rapid.
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