Title

From Volcano to Sediment: Dynamics of the Submarine Volcaniclastic Apron of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (eastern Atlantic Ocean, ODP Leg 157)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1997

Department

Marine Science

Abstract

Four sites have been drilled in the submarine volcaniclastic apron of the volcanic island of Gran Canaria during the ODP Leg 157. The Volcaniclastic submarine apron reflects the volcanological evolution of the island. The main volcanic phases are recorded in the sedimentation by an important contemporaneous elastic influx on the apron. However, periods of Volcanic quiescence are characterized by very weak sedimentation rates. Consequently, it is possible to establish a volcanostratigraphy from the sedimentary record of the apron.

Publication Title

Comptes Rendus de L'Academie des Sciences Serie II: Fascicule a Sciences de le Terre et des Planetes

Volume

324

Issue

11

First Page

891

Last Page

898