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Bottom current features in the continental slope of the Atlantic Moroccan margin
Casas, D.; Somoza, L.; Medialdea, T.; León, R.; Ercilla, G.; MVSEIS Team (2010). Bottom current features in the continental slope of the Atlantic Moroccan margin. Geo-Temas 11: 29-30
In: Geo-Temas. Sociedad Geológica de España: Madrid. ISSN 1576-5172, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    bottom currents, sediment waves, contourite drift, Gulf of Cádiz, Atlantic Moroccan margin

Authors  Top 
  • Casas, D.
  • Somoza, L.
  • Medialdea, T.
  • León, R.
  • Ercilla, G.
  • MVSEIS Team

Abstract
    The continental slope of the Atlantic Moroccan margin (southern Gulf of Cádiz) shows a diverse and complex morphology which exhibits several bottom current features: erosive elements, as moats, contourite channels and erosive surfaces, and depositional elements, as drifts and sediment waves. Mound shaped features interpreted as bioconstructions have also been identified. These features could be produced by the interaction of the Mediterranean Outflow Water with the complex relief that characterizes the study area.

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