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Offshore tractive current deposition: the forgotten tsunami sedimentation process
Dawson, A.G.; Stewart, I. (2008). Offshore tractive current deposition: the forgotten tsunami sedimentation process, in: Shiki, T. et al. (Ed.) Tsunamiites: features and implications. pp. 153-161
In: Shiki, T. et al. (Ed.) (2008). Tsunamiites: features and implications. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISBN 978-0-444-51552-0. xiii, 411 pp., more

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Keywords
    Backwash; Sea floor; Sedimentation; Tsunamis; Turbidity currents; Marine
Author keywords
    Tsunamis, Sea floor, Sedimentation, Backwash, Turbidity currents

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  • Dawson, A.G.
  • Stewart, I.

Abstract
    Following the classic research on the Cretaceous/Tertiary (K/T) bolide impact, a considerable literature has emerged on aspects of tsunami sea floor sedimentation. This contribution addresses the poorly understood area of offshore tsunami tractive flow. Comparisons are made with turbidity-current action and it is noted that—whereas early studies focused on submarine tsunami sedimentation and relationships with turbiditycurrent processes and submarine-canyon evolution—much recent research on tsunami sedimentation has instead focused on processes of onshore tsunami sediment deposition. Thus, the study of offshore tsunami sedimentation is very much a neglected research area.

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