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Oceanographic processes and products around the Iberia continental margin: a new multi-disciplinary approach?
Hernández-Molina, F.J.; Wåhlin, A.; Bruno, M.; Ercilla, G.; Llave, E.; Serra, N.; Rosón, G.; Puig, P.; Rebesco, M.; Van Rooij, D.; Roque, D.; González-Pola, C.M.; Sánchez, F.; Gómez, M.; Preu, B.; Brackenridge, R.E.; Juan, C.; Stow, D.A.V. (2014). Oceanographic processes and products around the Iberia continental margin: a new multi-disciplinary approach?, 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. 101-102
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
    Bottom currents; Marine
Author keywords
    Iberian margin; Oceanographic processes; Sedimentary products

Authors  Top 
  • Hernández-Molina, F.J.
  • Wåhlin, A.
  • Bruno, M.
  • Ercilla, G.
  • Llave, E.
  • Serra, N.
  • Rosón, G.
  • Puig, P.
  • Rebesco, M.
  • Van Rooij, D., more
  • Roque, D.
  • González-Pola, C.M.
  • Sánchez, F.
  • Gómez, M.
  • Preu, B.
  • Brackenridge, R.E.
  • Juan, C., more
  • Stow, D.A.V.

Abstract
    Our understanding of the physical oceanographic processes that affect sedimentation and erosion, e.g. overflows, tide, deep sea storms, vortices, internal waves and tsunamis, is improving. However, the results of such processes on the depositional and erosional features in the ocean are still less extensively studied. In the present compilation an overview of some key physical oceanographic processes and their sedimentary products around the Iberia margin is presented. The oceanographic processes are affecting the shape and evolution of the Iberian continental margin and adjacent oceanic basins, but have nonetheless been somewhat overlooked historically. A better understanding on the effect of the oceanographic processes on e.g. contourite sea-floor features, their spatial and temporal evolution, and the near-bottom flows that form them is needed in order to understand how the Iberian continental margin functions. It is proposed that more intensive collaboration studies between specialist from Geology, Oceanography and Benthic Biology in multi-disciplinary approach should be prioritized in the near future combining oceanographic data, sea-floor morphology, sediment and seismic characterization and benthic biologic mapping. This will be essential to improve our knowledge of the permanent and intermittent processes around Iberia and evaluate their conceptual and regional role in the margin evolution over time and space.

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