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Coincident sediment slump/clathrate complexes on the U.S. Atlantic continental slope

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02463298

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Abstract

High-resolution seismic reflection data recorded on the continental slope off the east coast of the United States have revealed instances of sediment mass movement (slumps) which appear to occur above clathrate accumulations. The slumping is believed to be related to the liberation of free gas by clathrate decomposition and consequent weakening of unconsolidated sediments above the clathrate. Pleistocene sea-level lowering and/or post-Pleistocene bottom water temperature increases may have had a significant role in this process. ?? 1981 A.M. Dowden, Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Coincident sediment slump/clathrate complexes on the U.S. Atlantic continental slope
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02463298
Volume
1
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
29
Last page:
32
Number of Pages:
4