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Sediment waves on the Monterey fan levee: a preliminary physical interpretation.

Marine Geology

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Abstract

A detailed survey of a 30 km2 area of abyssal-depth sediment waves associated with the levee of the Monterey fan valley shows a pattern of sinuous crests and troughs with parallel, well-bedded internal structure. Material in the upper 1 m of sediment consists predominantly of bioturbated, muddy coccolith ooze. A single thin, silty horizon can be correlated between adjoining waves. The sediment waves are considered to be formed most likely by low-velocity (10 cm/s), low-concentration turbidity flows approximately 100-800 m thick. This interpretation emphasizes the role of low-speed, low-concentration turbidity currents in the downslope movement of fine-grained material.- from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sediment waves on the Monterey fan levee: a preliminary physical interpretation.
Series title:
Marine Geology
Volume
37
Issue:
1-2
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Marine Geology
First page:
1
Last page:
18