Extursion: The Formation Mechanism for the Presumed 'Turbidites' of the Deep Black Sea?
Ocean Science and Engineering
In recent Black Sea sediments peculiar sediment layers occur which in sedimentological and geochemical composition differ from over- and underlying sediments. Originally described as turbidites they lack typical turbidite features. An alternative formation mechanism is proposed here and a conceptual model developed. This explains the occurrence of the so-called ‘Degens’-layers by density inversion eventually supported by exsolution of biogenic gas.
(2001). Extursion: The Formation Mechanism for the Presumed 'Turbidites' of the Deep Black Sea?. Senckenbergiana Maritima, 31.
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