Istituto di Scienze Marine     
Cattaneo A., Correggiari A., Penitenti D., Trincardi F., Marsset T. Morphobathymetry of Small-Scale Mud Reliefs on the Adriatic Shelf. Kluwer Academic Publishers ed. vol. 19 Jacques Locat, Jurgen Mienert (eds.). Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
Abstract Morpho-bathymetric and stratigraphic data reveal small-scale mud reliefs in the toe region of the late-Holocene mud wedge on the Adriatic shelf. The reliefs are elongate features with acoustically-transparent cores. They are present in two geologic settings: seaward of shore-parallel undulations within a thick mud wedge and seaward of basement highs where the mud wedge is thin. In both settings, the reliefs define clusters sub-perpendicular to the regional contours, possibly indicating an origin related to escape of fluids from an impregnated unit at the base of the late-Holocene wedge. Shore-parallel bottom-hugging currents appear to modify the reliefs following their episodic growth.
DOI: 10.1007/978-94- 010-0093-2_44
Subject late-Holocene
swath bathymetry
weak layer
fluid escape

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