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Deep-sea depositional systems of the Western Mediterranean and mud volcanism on the Mediterranean Ridge. Initial results of geological and geophysical investigation during the fourth UNESCO-ESF "training-through-research" Cruise of R/V Gelendzhik (June-July 1994)
Limonov, A.F.; Kenyon, N.H.; Ivanov, M.K.; Woodside, J.M. (Ed.) (1995). Deep-sea depositional systems of the Western Mediterranean and mud volcanism on the Mediterranean Ridge. Initial results of geological and geophysical investigation during the fourth UNESCO-ESF "training-through-research" Cruise of R/V Gelendzhik (June-July 1994). UNESCO Reports in Marine Science = Rapports de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer, 67. UNESCO: Paris. ix, 171 pp.
Part of: UNESCO Reports in Marine Science = Rapports de l'Unesco sur les sciences de la mer. UNESCO: Paris. ISSN 0253-0112, more

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Keywords
    Bottom sampling; Sediment transport; Seismic stratigraphy; Tectonics; Volcanism; Marine

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  • Limonov, A.F., editor
  • Kenyon, N.H., editor
  • Ivanov, M.K., editor
  • Woodside, J.M., editor

Abstract
    The 4th UNESCO-ESF training-through-research cruise of the R/V Gelendzhik (1 June-16 July 1994) was principally dedicated to the study of sediments transport processes in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Secondary topics of the Cruise were related to some tectonic and seismic stratigraphic problems in the Tyrrhenian Sea, and to continued study of mud volcanism on the Mediterranean Ridge.The methods used were conventional echosounding, 6-channel seismic profiling, swath reflectivity surveying with long-range (OKEAN) and deep-tow (MAK-1) sidescan sonars, and bottom sampling with gravity, box, and Kasten corers.The results of the cruise include the discovery of six possible new mud volcanoes, both exposed and buried; the determination that the Stromboli Canyon is currently very active, transporting chiefly volcaniclastic sediments to the deep Marsili Basin; the recording, on detailed sonographs, of extensive mass wasting processes in the Corso-Ligurian Basin; and the detection of much erosion and sediment redeposition, in the form of unusual bedforms, in the West-Central-Algero-Provencal Basin.

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