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Water mass footprints in uneven turbidite system development in the Alboran Sea
Ercilla, G.; Juan, C.; Alonso, B.; Estrada, F.; Casas, D.; Garcia, M.; Hernández-Molina, F.J.; Vázquez, J.T.; Llave, E.; Palomino, D.; Farran, M.; Gorini, C.; d’Acremont, E.; El Moumni, B.; Ammar, A.; CONTOURIBER Team; MONTERA Team (2014). Water mass footprints in uneven turbidite system development in the Alboran Sea, 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. 83-84
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
    Turbidite system

Authors  Top 
  • Ercilla, G.
  • Juan, C.
  • Alonso, B.
  • Estrada, F.
  • Casas, D.
  • Garcia, M.
  • Hernández-Molina, F.J.
  • Vázquez, J.T.
  • Llave, E.
  • Palomino, D.
  • Farran, M.
  • Gorini, C.
  • d’Acremont, E.
  • El Moumni, B.
  • Ammar, A.
  • CONTOURIBER Team
  • MONTERA Team

Abstract
    Multidisciplinary work between oceanography, geomorphology and sedimentology has uncovered evidence explaining the uneven development of the turbidite systems (TSs) in the Alboran Sea. Nine TSs have been mapped in the Spanish margin, ranging from sandy to mixed sand-mud fans, and which become sandier towards the Strait of Gibraltar; in contrast TSs do not develop in the Moroccan margin, where three canyons incise the continental slope but there is no TS formation. We interpret that the uneven development of TSs in the two margins and their variable architectures are conditioned by the interaction of alongslope with downslope processes. Two different interaction scenarios with varying intensities are proposed.

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