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Buried cold-water coral mound provinces and contourite drifts along the Eastern Atlantic margin: controls, interactions and connectivity
Van Rooij, D.; Vandorpe, T.; Delivet, S.; Hebbeln, D.; Wienberg, C.; Martins, I.M.; Belgica COMIC; MD194 Gateway; MSM36 MoccoMebo Shipboard Scientific parties (2014). Buried cold-water coral mound provinces and contourite drifts along the Eastern Atlantic margin: controls, interactions and connectivity, 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. 49-50
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
    Cold-water coral mound; Contourite drift

Authors  Top 
  • Van Rooij, D., more
  • Vandorpe, T., more
  • Delivet, S., more
  • Hebbeln, D.
  • Wienberg, C.
  • Martins, I.M.
  • Belgica COMIC
  • MD194 Gateway
  • MSM36 MoccoMebo Shipboard Scientific parties

Abstract
    This paper reports on the discovery of a large province of buried cold-water coral mounds within a sediment drift setting along the Moroccan Atlantic Margin. They possibly represent an even largest set of buried cold-water coral mounds with respect to the Magellan Mound province in the Porcupine Seabight. However, the generally smaller Moroccan mounds have a more random spacing and are rooting on at least 4 different stratigraphic levels. Through correlation with adjacent sediment and contourite drifts, controls and interactions are proposed, as well as an attempt to correlate both provinces through the occurrence of other contourite drifts along the Eastern Atlantic Margin.

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