Using High-Resolution Stratigraphy for Understanding Continental Slope Sedimentary Processes: Integrating Results from the STRATAFORM Project
SKIDAWAY INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY SAVANNAH GA
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Over centuries to millennia, sediment discharge, climate, and sea-level all change significantly, affecting the preserved record of sedimentary processes in the margin and the dominant processes responsible for acoustic stratigraphy observed in seismic profiles. The long-term goal of this project is to determine the sedimentary processes that develop acoustic stratigraphy and the characteristic signatures of these processes. In support of this overarching goal, the focus of the present project is on detailed study of core properties with the goal of discerning the signatures of processes both that act to emplace and to destroy strata. Detailed observations are necessary because muddy sediments, such as those that compose the study area, dominantly exhibit fine-scale variability in sedimentary structure and sediment texture.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy