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Prograding shelfbreak types on passive continental margins: some European examples
Mougenot, D.; Boillot, G.; Rehault, J.P. (1983). Prograding shelfbreak types on passive continental margins: some European examples, in: Stanley, D.J. et al. (Ed.) (1983). The shelfbreak: critical interface on continental margins. SEPM Special Publication, 33: pp. 61-77
In: Stanley, D.J.; Moore, G.T. (Ed.) (1983). The shelfbreak: critical interface on continental margins. SEPM Special Publication, 33. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists (SEPM): Tulsa. 467 pp., more
In: SEPM Special Publication. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists (SEPM): USA, more

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  • Mougenot, D.
  • Boillot, G.
  • Rehault, J.P.

Abstract
    This study focuses on the origin of prograding shelfbreaks on passive margins, using as examples selected seismic sections recorded on Iberian Atlantic and Western Mediterranean margins. Five main factors appear to control shelf progradation: 1) the amount and nature of sediment contributed to the outer shelf; 2) the equilibrium depth at which sedimentary particles come to rest; 3) the morphology of the margin; 4) the geological activity of the margin; 5) the eustatic sealevel changes.

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