Title: Distinguishing Sediment Bedforms from Sediment Deformation in Prodeltas of the Mediterranean Sea
Authors: URGELES RogerCATTANEO AntonioPUIG PereLIQUETE GARCIA MARIA DEL CAMINODE MOL BenSULTAN NabilTRINCARDI Fabio
Citation: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences : Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research vol. 31 p. 233-244
Publisher: Springer
Publication Year: 2012
JRC Publication N°: JRC64076
ISBN: 978-94-007-2161-6
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC64076
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2162-3_21
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: Most Mediterranean prodeltas show undulated sediments on the foresets of their Holocene wedges. These features have been described all along the Mediterranean and interpreted as either soft sediment deformation and landsliding and, more recently, as sediment bedforms. We present a detailed analysis of these features using ultrahighresolution seismic and bathymetric data as well as geotechnical information and hydrodynamic time series and hydrographic transects. We show that the characteristics of the sediment undulations (morphologic and configuration of the reflections down section and between adjacent undulations) are incompatible with a genesis by sediment deformation alone.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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