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A physical oceanography contribution to understand the processes affecting El-Arraiche Mud Volcano field (NW Moroccan Margin)
Martins, I.X.; Vitorino, J.; Vandorpe, T.; Van Rooij, D. (2014). A physical oceanography contribution to understand the processes affecting El-Arraiche Mud Volcano field (NW Moroccan Margin), 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. 111-112
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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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Physical Oceanography of NW Moroccan Margin; El-Arraiche mud volcano field

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  • Martins, I.X.
  • Vitorino, J.
  • Vandorpe, T., more
  • Van Rooij, D., more

Abstract
    The EL-Arraiche mud volcano field is located in the NW of the Morrocan margin and consists of 8 mud volcanoes in water depths between 200 and 700m (Van Rensbergen et al, 2005). These are geologic features where sub bottom fluids can emerge and contribute to specific marine ecosystems. The physical oceanography of the geographic region where the mud volcano field is included is largely unknown due to lack of dedicated observational studies. Some efforts towards the hydrographical characterization have been taken in the last years by several teams. Here are presented some of the results of the dedicated physical oceanographic campaign in the scope of the European project Hermione together with an opportunity collection of hydrographic data during a seismic survey focused on the sedimentary history of drift deposits.

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