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By Charles A. Nittrouer, James A. Austin, Michael E. Field, Joseph H. Kravitz, James P. M. Syvitski, Patricia L. Wiberg

This quantity on continental margin sedimentation brings jointly knowledgeable editorial and contributor workforce to create a cutting-edge source. Taking an international standpoint, the ebook spans more than a few timescales and content material, starting from how oceans shipping debris, to how thick rock sequences are shaped on continental margins. * Summarizes and integrates our realizing of sedimentary methods and strata linked to fluvial dispersal platforms on continental cabinets and slopes * Explores timescales starting from particle shipping at one severe, to deep burial on the different * Insights are provided for margins typically, and with concentrate on a tectonically lively margin (northern California) and a passive margin (New Jersey), allowing specific exam of the complicated relationships among a large suite of sedimentary tactics and their preserved stratigraphy * contains observational stories which rfile the methods and strata came upon on specific margins, as well as numerical types and laboratory experimentation, which supply a quantitative foundation for extrapolation in time and area of insights approximately continental-margin sedimentation * offers a learn source for scientists learning smooth and historic margins, and a tutorial textual content for complex scholars in sedimentology and stratigraphy.

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The sediment repackaging processes associated with faecal-pellet production can create sediment with greater bulk density than a rapidly deposited and unbioturbated seabed. , 2001). Another possible explanation for the apparent stability of the Eel margin seabed is strengthening by seismic activity. Studies have shown that repeated seismic events below the threshold of failure can increase seabed density and strength (Boulanger, 2000). Laboratory experiments reveal 23 the mechanism to be a development of excess pore pressures during earthquakes, which led to the subsequent drainage of pore fluids.

The inset is a seismic profile proving (1) the vertical continuity of some gullies and (2) the termination of others. qxd 4/27/07 8:47 AM Page 31 Writing a Rosetta stone: insights into continental-margin sedimentary processes and strata strata, and at the base become nearly flat bottomset strata. The foreset region is comparable to the delta front of a subaerial delta, and the bottomset is similar to the prodelta region. A fundamental difference is that the rollover point is the shoreline for a subaerial delta, and is below sea level (usually 20–50 m) for a subaqueous delta.

213–274). The sediment repackaging processes associated with faecal-pellet production can create sediment with greater bulk density than a rapidly deposited and unbioturbated seabed. , 2001). Another possible explanation for the apparent stability of the Eel margin seabed is strengthening by seismic activity. Studies have shown that repeated seismic events below the threshold of failure can increase seabed density and strength (Boulanger, 2000). Laboratory experiments reveal 23 the mechanism to be a development of excess pore pressures during earthquakes, which led to the subsequent drainage of pore fluids.

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