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High-resolution seismic stratigraphy, multibeam bathymetry of the Capo Vaticano region (Tyrrhenian Sea) coupled with oceanographic data: interplay between alongslope bottom currents and downslope processes
Martorelli, E.; Bosman, A.; Casalbore, D.; Chiocci, F.L.; Falcini, F.; Falco, P.; Fusco, G.; Morelli, E.; Pierdomenico, M. (2014). High-resolution seismic stratigraphy, multibeam bathymetry of the Capo Vaticano region (Tyrrhenian Sea) coupled with oceanographic data: interplay between alongslope bottom currents and downslope processes, 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. 89-90
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
    Contourites; Turbidites; Marine
Author keywords
    Sequence stratigraphy; Topographic control.

Authors  Top 
  • Martorelli, E.
  • Bosman, A.
  • Casalbore, D.
  • Chiocci, F.L.
  • Falcini, F.
  • Falco, P.
  • Fusco, G.
  • Morelli, E.
  • Pierdomenico, M.

Abstract
    We shows preliminary results from high-resolution seismic reflection profiles (1.5kJ Sparker and Chirp), multibeam bathymetry and oceanographic surveys (CTD and ADCP) carried out in 2011 and 2013 south Capo Vaticano (southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy). The collected data reveal the widespread occurrence of contourites on the upper slope-outer shelf sectors. These newly discovered contourites are interbedded with hemipelagic deposits and locally with turbidite and/or mass wasting deposits. The interaction between along slope bottom currents and downslope processes can be observed both on the seafloor and within buried depositional sequences of upper Pleistocene age. Sequence stratigraphic interpretation suggests that Capo Vaticano contourite deposits developed within high-order depositional sequences formed during upper Pleistocene eustatic cycles, possibly during lowstand phases.

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