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Physiography and deposition on a distal deep-sea system: The Valencia Fan (Northwestern Mediterranean)

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02281633

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Abstract

The Valencia Fan developed as the distal fill of a deep-sea valley, detached from the continental slope and the main sedimentary source. A survey of side-scan sonar, Sea Beam and reflection seismics shows that the sediment is largely fed through the Valencia Valley. The upper fan comprises large channels with low-relief levees, and the middle fan has sinuous distributary channels. Depositional bedforms predominate on the valley floor and levees, and erosional bedforms are common in the valley walls. A change to slope on the fan apex and the presence of volcanoes on the upper fan are the main factors influencing fan-growth pattern. ?? 1985 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Physiography and deposition on a distal deep-sea system: The Valencia Fan (Northwestern Mediterranean)
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02281633
Volume
5
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geo-Marine Letters
First page:
157
Last page:
164