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|Title:||Distinguishing Sediment Bedforms from Sediment Deformation in Prodeltas of the Mediterranean Sea|
|Authors:||URGELES Roger; CATTANEO Antonio; PUIG Pere; LIQUETE GARCIA MARIA DEL CAMINO; DE MOL Ben; SULTAN Nabil; TRINCARDI Fabio|
|Citation:||Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences : Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research vol. 31 p. 233-244|
|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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