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Figure F6. Bathymetry of a sector of the drilling area. Irregular morphology of the continental shelf is characterized by >1000 inner-shelf basins at the mouth of the Mertz Glacier, erosional troughs extending from these basins (proposed Site WLSHE-08) to the shelf edge and shallow banks (proposed Sites WLSH-07 and WLSH-09) adjacent to the trough. The slope is incised by numerous canyons that in the continental rise evolve to channel-levee complexes targeted by proposed Sites WLRIS-03A and WLRIS-04A.

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