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Volcaniclastic processes and deposits in the deep-sea
Carey, S.N.; Schneider, J.-L. (2011). Volcaniclastic processes and deposits in the deep-sea, in: Hüneke, H. et al. (Ed.) Deep-sea sediments. Developments in Sedimentology, 63: pp. 457-515.
In: Hüneke, H.; Mulder, T. (Ed.) (2011). Deep-sea sediments. Developments in Sedimentology, 63. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISBN 978-0-444-53000-4. xiv, 849 pp., more
In: Developments in Sedimentology. Elsevier: New York; London; Amsterdam. ISSN 0070-4571, more
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    Deep sea; Sedimentation; Volcanogenic deposits; Marine

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  • Carey, S.N.
  • Schneider, J.-L.

    Volcanic activity at ocean-spreading centers, large oceanic islands, and especially subduction zones, leads to several types of eruptive and non-eruptive processes that generate large volumes of volcaniclastic sediments, and results in the deposition of fragmental material in the deep-sea. Volcaniclastic material forms an important part of sedimentary successions, particularly along active margins of both cordilleran and islandarc environments, and around large volcanic oceanic islands. This chapter presents an overview of the large diversity of volcaniclastic processes and deposits that can be recognized in deep-marine environments (i.e. beyond the shelf/slope break). The various aspects of their origin, recognition, and interpretation will be emphasized from the individual depositional interval to the volcaniclastic apron scale.

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