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Distribution and association of sediment gravity flow deposits and glacial/ glacial-marine sediments around the continental margin of Antarctica

Distribution and association of sediment gravity flow deposits and glacial/ glacial-marine sediments around the continental margin of Antarctica

Pages 265-300 1983

Marine resedimentation processes, in particular processes involving sediment mass movement, play a key role in determining the ultimate facies associations found in the glacial-marine environment of the Antarctic. This paper discusses the known distribution of sediment gravity flow deposits (as recognized from DSDP data, piston or Phleger core coverage, and from echo-sounding techniques) around the Antarctic continental margin, with particular emphasis upon the association of these mass transport deposits with glacial and glacial-marine sediments.

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