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Contour current and drift deposition at the Latakia Ridge off Syria in the Eastern Mediterranean
Tahchi, E.; Cabello, P.; Benkhelil, J. (2010). Contour current and drift deposition at the Latakia Ridge off Syria in the Eastern Mediterranean. Geo-Temas 11: 169-170
In: Geo-Temas. Sociedad Geológica de España: Madrid. ISSN 1576-5172, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Eastern Mediterranean, Latakia Ridge, contour current, truncation

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  • Tahchi, E.
  • Cabello, P.
  • Benkhelil, J.

Abstract
    The Latakia Ridge located at the easternmost deformation front between the African and the Anatolian plate, off Syria, shows complex interaction between depositional, tectonic and hydrodynamic processes. The truncation of the Pliocene-Quaternary strata at the steep slope of the Latakia Ridge may result from erosion or non-deposition by contour currents. Further, these currents caused moat channels. The entire Pliocene-Quaternary succession along the northwestern flank of the Latakia Ridge can be considered as an elongated contour drift deposit. The contour drift was named The Latakia Drift, and almost parallels surface currents.

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