Turbidites after ten years of deep-sea drilling - wringing out the mop?

K. Kelts, Michael Allan Arthur

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Abstract

Deep-sea drilling has provided data on the distribution and changes in composition of redeposited sediment in deep-sea settings through time. The collection of such data by drilling, however, has not been very systematic or purposeful, and has contributed relatively little to the direct understanding of mechanisms of sediment redeposition. A review of reported occurrences of redeposited sediment in DSDP initial reports through Leg 54 shows some temporal patterns. DSDP cores have also contributed greatly to increasing recognition of the importance of redeposition of large volumes of mud both in fan and non-fan turbidite settings along active and passive margins. Redeposited sediments found in DSDP cores have also been extremely important in reconstruction of the tectonic history of numerous features.-Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-127
Number of pages37
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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Deep Sea Drilling Project
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passive margin
turbidite
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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Kelts, K. ; Arthur, Michael Allan. / Turbidites after ten years of deep-sea drilling - wringing out the mop?. In: Unknown Journal. 1981 ; pp. 91-127.
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