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The Cadiz margin study off Spain: An introduction

Marine Geology

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DOI: 10.1016/S0025-3227(98)00138-8

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Abstract

The Cadiz continental margin of the northeastern Gulf of Cadiz off Spain was selected for a multidisciplinary project because of the interplay of complex tectonic history between the Iberian and African plates, sediment supply from multiple sources, and unique Mediterranean Gateway inflow and outflow currents. The nature of this complex margin, particularly during the last 5 million years, was investigated with emphasis on tectonic history, stratigraphic sequences, marine circulation, contourite depositional facies, geotechnical properties, geologic hazards, and human influences such as dispersal of river contaminants. This study provides an integrated view of the tectonic, sediment supply and oceanographic factors that control depositional processes and growth patterns of the Cadiz and similar modem and ancient continental margins.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The Cadiz margin study off Spain: An introduction
Series title:
Marine Geology
DOI:
10.1016/S0025-3227(98)00138-8
Volume
155
Issue:
1-2
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Marine Geology
First page:
3
Last page:
8