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Submarine Slope Systems: Processes and Products

Product Code: SP244
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by D. M. Hodgson and S. S. Flint
Publication Date: 04 July 2005
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Submarine slopes provide the critical link between shallow-water and deep-water sedimentary environments. They accumulate a sensitive record of sediment supply, accommodation creation/destruction, and tectonic processes during basin filling. There is a complex stratigraphic response to the interplay between parameters that control the evolution of submarine slope systems, e.g. slope gradient, topographic complexity, sediment flux and calibre, base-level change, tectonic setting, and post-depositional sediment remobilization processes. The increased understanding of submarine slope systems has been driven partly by the discovery of large hydrocarbon fields in morphologically complex slope settings, such as the Gulf of Mexico and offshore West Africa, and has led to detailed case studies and improved generic models for their evolution. This volume brings together research papers from modern, outcrop and subsurface settings to highlight these recent advances in understanding of the stratigraphic evolution of submarine slope systems.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-177-7
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-177-2
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 232
Weight: 0.80 kg

Contents

Submarine slope systems: processes and products, S S Flint, D M Hodgson
• Late Quaternary shelf-margin wedges and upper slope progradation in the Gulf of Cadiz margin (SW Iberian Peninsula), F J Lobo, J M A Dias, F J Hern?ndez-Molina, R Gonz?lez, L M Fern?ndez-Salas, V Diaz-del-R?o
• Deposition and stratigraphic architecture of an outcropping ancient slope system: Tres Pasos Formation, Magallanes Basin, southern Chile, M R Shultz, A Fildani, T D Cope, S A Graham
• Mass transport complexes and tectonic control on confined basin-floor submarine fans, Middle Eocene, south Spanish Pyrenees, K T Pickering, J Corregidor
• High-resolution borehole image analysis in a slope fan setting: examples from the late Miocene Mt Messenger Formation, New Zealand, M Johansson
• Architecture and stratigraphic evolution of multiple, vertically-stacked slope channel complexes, Tanqua depocentre, Karoo Basin, South Africa, R J Wild,D M Hodgson, S S Flint
• Late Cenozoic evolution of the Nankai trench-slope system: evidence from sand petrography and clay mineralogy, M B Underwood, C L Fergusson
• Erosion of canyons in continental slopes, N C Mitchell
• Quantitative textural analyses of TOBI sonar imagery along the Almer?a Canyon, Almer?a Margin, Albor?n Sea, SE Spain, O G?mez Sichi, P Blondel, E Gr?cia, J J Danobeitia HITS-2001 Science Party
• Mud prone entrenched deep-water slope channel complexes from the Eocene of eastern Turkey, B T Cronin, H Celik, A Hurst, I Turkmen
• Concept of equilibrium profile in deep-water turbidite systems: effects of local physiographic changes on the nature of sedimentary process and the geometries of deposits, J-N Ferry, T Mulder, O Parize, S Raillard
• Deformation and submarine landsliding caused by seamount subduction beneath the Costa Rica continental margin - new insights from high-resolution sidescan sonar data, V Huhnerbach, D G Masson, G Bohrmann, J M Bull, W Weinrebe
• Calcareous turbidity current emplacement as an initiation mechanism for substrate brecciation and deformation, B Savary 

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