Sedimentary, tectonic, and sea-level controls on submarine fan and slope-apron turbidite systems

Geo-Marine Letters
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Abstract

To help understand factors that influence submarine fan deposition, we outline some of the principal sedimentary, tectonic, and sea-level controls involved in deep-water sedimentation, give some data on the rates at which they operate, and evaluate their probable effects. Three depositional end-member systems, two submarine fan types (elongate and radial), and a third nonfan, slope-apron system result primarily from variations in sediment type and supply. Tectonic setting and local and global sea-level changes further modify the nature of fan growth, the distribution of facies, and the resulting vertical stratigraphic sequences. ?? 1984 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Sedimentary, tectonic, and sea-level controls on submarine fan and slope-apron turbidite systems
Series title Geo-Marine Letters
DOI 10.1007/BF02462448
Volume 3
Issue 2-4
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Geo-Marine Letters
First page 57
Last page 64