The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Gravity-induced deformation on the north flank and floor of the sporadhes basin of the North Aegean sea trough

Ferentinos, George, Brooks, Michael and Collins, Michael (1981) Gravity-induced deformation on the north flank and floor of the sporadhes basin of the North Aegean sea trough Marine Geology, 44, (3-4), pp. 289-302. (doi:10.1016/0025-3227(81)90055-4).

Record type: Article

Abstract

PDR and continuous seismic profiling surveys in the Sporadhes basin (the western part of the North Aegean sea trough) reveal active gravity-induced deformation of the postorogenic sedimentary sequence. Different deformational patterns in the uppermost sedimentary layers of the flanks and floor of the basin suggest that the layers are deformed by several gravity-induced processes including slumping, sliding and creep contemporaneous with sediment deposition.

Antithetic faulting on the northern flank of the basin (the Thermaicos slope) results from downslope creep of surface layers over deeper tilted bedding planes. This process is a consequence of progressive slope development associated with the evolution of the Sporadhes basin. The morphology of the sea floor and the deformation of the upper layers clearly reflect synsedimentary tectonics in a subsiding basin environment.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: December 1981

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 201571
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/201571
ISSN: 0025-3227
PURE UUID: 49b18d41-00c9-48a9-bd15-e90c2976bf54

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 28 Oct 2011 13:55
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:12

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: George Ferentinos
Author: Michael Brooks
Author: Michael Collins

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×