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Seafloor imagery from the BIG'95 debris flow, western Mediterranean

G Lastras, M Canals, JE Hughes-Clarke, A Moreno, Marc De Batist UGent, DG Masson and P Cochonat (2002) GEOLOGY. 30(10). p.871-874
abstract
Seafloor backscatter data are used to image the product of one of the youngest major mass-wasting events in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea: a 26 km3 debris-flow deposit that covers 2000 km2 of the Ebro continental slope and base of slope, offshore Spain. Backscatter images provide unprecedented insights on debris-flow dynamics in the deep sea. A pattern of low-backscatter patches represents large sediment blocks that moved while keeping their internal coherence. High-backscatter alignments restricted to topographic lows that represent coarse sediment pathways separate the blocks. The results presented prove the occurrence of large catastrophic sediment failures near heavily populated coastal areas even in continental margins considered to be geodynamically quiet, such as those of the northwestern Mediterranean.
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published
subject
keyword
debris flow, western Mediterranean, continental slope, seafloor imagery
journal title
GEOLOGY
Geology
volume
30
issue
10
pages
871-874 pages
publisher
GEOLOGICAL SOC AMERICA, INC, PO BOX 9140, BOULDER, CO 80301-9140 USA
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000178489000003
JCR category
GEOLOGY
JCR impact factor
2.649 (2002)
JCR rank
1/34 (2002)
JCR quartile
1 (2002)
ISSN
0091-7613
DOI
10.1130/0091-7613(2002)030
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
434471
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-434471
date created
2008-11-01 15:45:00
date last changed
2009-03-25 19:40:22
@article{434471,
  abstract     = {Seafloor backscatter data are used to image the product of one of the youngest major mass-wasting events in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea: a 26 km3 debris-flow deposit that covers 2000 km2 of the Ebro continental slope and base of slope, offshore Spain. Backscatter images provide unprecedented insights on debris-flow dynamics in the deep sea. A pattern of low-backscatter patches represents large sediment blocks that moved while keeping their internal coherence. High-backscatter alignments restricted to topographic lows that represent coarse sediment pathways separate the blocks. The results presented prove the occurrence of large catastrophic sediment failures near heavily populated coastal areas even in continental margins considered to be geodynamically quiet, such as those of the northwestern Mediterranean.},
  author       = {Lastras, G and Canals, M and Hughes-Clarke, JE and Moreno, A and De Batist, Marc and Masson, DG and Cochonat, P},
  issn         = {0091-7613},
  journal      = {GEOLOGY},
  keyword      = {debris flow,western Mediterranean,continental slope,seafloor imagery},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {871--874},
  publisher    = {GEOLOGICAL SOC AMERICA, INC, PO BOX 9140, BOULDER, CO 80301-9140 USA},
  title        = {Seafloor imagery from the BIG'95 debris flow, western Mediterranean},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(2002)030},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2002},
}

Chicago
Lastras, G, M Canals, JE Hughes-Clarke, A Moreno, Marc De Batist, DG Masson, and P Cochonat. 2002. “Seafloor Imagery from the BIG’95 Debris Flow, Western Mediterranean.” Geology 30 (10): 871–874.
APA
Lastras, G., Canals, M., Hughes-Clarke, J., Moreno, A., De Batist, M., Masson, D., & Cochonat, P. (2002). Seafloor imagery from the BIG’95 debris flow, western Mediterranean. GEOLOGY, 30(10), 871–874.
Vancouver
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Lastras G, Canals M, Hughes-Clarke J, Moreno A, De Batist M, Masson D, et al. Seafloor imagery from the BIG’95 debris flow, western Mediterranean. GEOLOGY. GEOLOGICAL SOC AMERICA, INC, PO BOX 9140, BOULDER, CO 80301-9140 USA; 2002;30(10):871–4.
MLA
Lastras, G, M Canals, JE Hughes-Clarke, et al. “Seafloor Imagery from the BIG’95 Debris Flow, Western Mediterranean.” GEOLOGY 30.10 (2002): 871–874. Print.