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The Pianosa Contourite Depositional System (Corsica Trough, North Tyrrhenian Sea): stratigraphic evolution and possible role in slope instability
Miramontes, E.; Cattaneo, A.; Jouet, G.; Garziglia, S.; Thereau, E.; Gaillot, A.; Roubi, A.; Rovere, M. (2014). The Pianosa Contourite Depositional System (Corsica Trough, North Tyrrhenian Sea): stratigraphic evolution and possible role in slope instability, in: Van Rooij, D. et al. (Ed.) Book of Abstracts. 2nd Deep-Water Circulation Congress: The Contourite Log-book. Ghent, Belgium, 10-12 September 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 69: pp. 15-16
In: Van Rooij, D.; Rüggeberg, A. (Ed.) (2014). Book of Abstracts. 2nd Deep-Water Circulation Congress: The Contourite Log-book. Ghent, Belgium, 10-12 September 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 69. Ghent University, Department of Geology and Soil Science/Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. xviii, 152 pp., more
In: VLIZ Special Publication. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. ISSN 1377-0950, more

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Keywords
Author keywords
    Contourite drifts; Submarine landslides; Levantine Intermediate Water

Authors  Top 
  • Miramontes, E.
  • Cattaneo, A.
  • Jouet, G.
  • Garziglia, S.
  • Thereau, E.
  • Gaillot, A.
  • Roubi, A.
  • Rovere, M.

Abstract
    The Pianosa Contourite Depositional System (Corsica Trough, North Tyrrhenian Sea) results from the interaction of the Levantine Intermediate Water (LIW) with the Pianosa Ridge. Seismic reflection data and Calypso piston cores show cyclicity in drift morphology and migration, as well as in the lithology, that might be linked to sea-level changes. Major erosional seismic discontinuities in the contourite drifts correspond to coarser sediment and seem to influence the location of slide planes.

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