The Penghu Submarine Canyon off Southwestern Taiwan: Morphology and Origin


The main course of the Penghu Submarine Canyou extends along the intersection of the Kaoping Slope and the South China Sea Slope in a nearly north-south direction. It is about 180km long form its head below the shelfbreak of the Taiwan Strait Shelf to its mouth merging into the Manila Trench. This canyon consists of two distinct parts: an upper reach and a lower reach.

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