The Fram Slide off Svalbard: a submarine landslide on a low-sedimentation-rate glacial continental margin.

Elger, Judith, Berndt, Christian, Krastel, Sebastian, Piper, D. J. W., Gross, Felix, Spielhagen, Robert F. and Meyer, S. (2015) The Fram Slide off Svalbard: a submarine landslide on a low-sedimentation-rate glacial continental margin. Journal of the Geological Society, 172 (2). pp. 153-156. DOI 10.1144/jgs2014-055.

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Abstract

Submarine slope failures are a widespread, hazardous phenomenon on continental margins. The prevailing opinion links large submarine landslides along the glaciated NW European continental margins to overpressure generated by the alternation of rapidly deposited glacigenic and hemipelagic material. Here, we report a newly discovered large landslide complex off NW Svalbard. It differs from all known large slides off NW Europe, as the available data rule out that this slope failure resulted from rapid glacigenic deposition. This suggests that processes such as contour currents, tectonic faulting, and overpressure build-up related to the gas hydrate system must be considered for hazard assessment.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000352603700001
Keywords: Submarine landslides; Svalbard, Northwest; Europe, Northwest
Research affiliation: Kiel University
Kiel University > Kiel Marine Science
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R06
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-GDY Marine Geodynamics
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1144/jgs2014-055
ISSN: 0016-7649
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Projects: Laptev Sea System, Transdrift, Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 09:22
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 12:51
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/26722

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