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Morphobathymetric and sediment dynamics analysis on the Gulf of Valencia continental slope (NW Mediterranean)
Ribó, M.; Puig, P.; Acosta, J.; Muñoz, A.; van Haren, H.; Lo Iacono, C.; Gomez-Ballesteros, M. (2013). Morphobathymetric and sediment dynamics analysis on the Gulf of Valencia continental slope (NW Mediterranean), in: Van Lancker, V. et al. (Ed.) MARID 2013: Fourth International Conference on Marine and River Dune Dynamics. Bruges, Belgium, 15-17 April 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 65: pp. 221-222
In: Van Lancker, V.; Garlan, T. (Ed.) (2013). MARID 2013: Fourth International Conference on Marine and River Dune Dynamics. Bruges, Belgium, 15-17 April 2013. VLIZ Special Publication, 65. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences/SHOM/Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. ISBN 978-2-11-128352-7. 338 pp., more
In: VLIZ Special Publication. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. ISSN 1377-0950, more

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  • Ribó, M.
  • Puig, P.
  • Acosta, J.
  • Muñoz, A.
  • van Haren, H.
  • Lo Iacono, C.
  • Gomez-Ballesteros, M.

Abstract
    Recently, new multibeam data sets and several seismic profiles were acquired on board of R/V García del Cid and R/V Vizconde de Eza, respectively. These data sets were analyzed to describe the seafloor morphology and the relevant morphologic features of the study area. In addition, a mooring line, including a string of high frequency temperature sensors, and an ADCP and ten OBS, was deployed on the GoV continental slope. These time series showed the presence of internal waves and their role with the sediment transport. Results of this study provide a new point of view on the sediment dynamics on the GoV continental slope and the origin of the sediment undulations observed, suggesting a relation between the sediment dynamics and the observed morphological features.

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