Submarine Slope Systems: Processes and Products

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Geological Society of London, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 225 pages
Submarine slopes provide the critical link between shallow-water and deep-water sedimentary environments. They accumulate a sensitive record of sediment supply, accommodation creation/destruction, and tectonic processes during basin filling. There is a complex stratigraphic response to the interplay between parameters that control the evolution of submarine slope systems, e.g. slope gradient, topographic complexity, sediment flux and calibre, base-level change, tectonic setting, and post-depositional sediment remobilization processes. The increased understanding of submarine slope systems has been driven partly by the discovery of large hydrocarbon fields in morphologically complex slope settings, such as the Gulf of Mexico and offshore West Africa, and has led to detailed case studies and improved generic models for their evolution. This volume brings together research papers from modern, outcrop and subsurface settings to highlight these recent advances in understanding of the stratigraphic evolution of submarine slope systems.
 

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Contents

processes and products
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Shi ltz M R Fildani A Cope T D Graham S A Deposition and stratigraphic
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Pickering K T Corregidor J Mass transport complexes and tectonic control on confined
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examples from
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Wild R J Hodgson D M Flint S S Architecture and stratigraphic evolution of multiple
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B Fergusson C L Late Cenozoic evolution of the Nankai trenchslope
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formation geometries and fills
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Cronin B T Celik H Hurst A Turkmen 1 Mud prone entrenched deepwater slope
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Ferry JN Mulder T Parize O Raili ard S Concept of equilibrium profile in deepwater
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Masson D G Bohrmann G Bull J M Weinrebe W Deformation
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