Magnetic fabric analysis of fine-grained sediments, Iberia abyssal plain

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doi: 10.2973/
Author(s): Kanamatsu, Toshiya
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University of Tokyo, Ocean Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
Rice University, United States
Ocean Drilling Program, United States
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Dalhousie University, Canada
Universidad de Granada, Spain
Université de Nantes, France
Florida State University, United States
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
INTERGEOS, Netherlands
University of Waterloo, Canada
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
University of Tokyo, Japan
GEOMAR, Federal Republic of Germany
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
University of Texas at El Paso, United States
University of Michigan, United States
Universität Kiel, Federal Republic of Germany
Cornell University, United States
California State University, United States
Iowa State University, United States
University of Maryland System, United States
Open University, United Kingdom
University of California, United States
Volume Title: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program; scientific results, Iberia abyssal plain; covering Leg 149 of the cruises of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution; Balboa Harbor, Panama, to Lisbon, Portugal; sites 897-901, 10 March-25 May 1993
Volume Author(s): Whitmarsh, Robert B.; Sawyer, Dale S.; Klaus, Adam; Beslier, Marie-Odile; Collins, Eric S.; Comas, María Carmen; Cornen, Guy; de Kaenel, Eric; Pinheiro, Luis de Menezes; Gervais, Elisabeth; Gibson, Ian L.; Harry, Dennis L.; Hobart, Michael A.; Kanamatsu, Toshiya; Krawcyzk, Charlotte M.; Liu, Li; Lofts, Jeremy C.; Marsaglia, Kathleen M.; Meyers, Philip A.; Milkert, Doris; Milliken, Kitty L.; Morgan, Julia K.; Ramirez, Pedro; Seifert, Karl E.; Shaw, Timothy J.; Wilson, Chris; Yin, Chuan; Zhao, Xixi
Source: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program; scientific results, Iberia abyssal plain; covering Leg 149 of the cruises of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution; Balboa Harbor, Panama, to Lisbon, Portugal; sites 897-901, 10 March-25 May 1993, Robert B. Whitmarsh, Dale S. Sawyer, Adam Klaus, Marie-Odile Beslier, Eric S. Collins, María Carmen Comas, Guy Cornen, Eric de Kaenel, Luis de Menezes Pinheiro, Elisabeth Gervais, Ian L. Gibson, Dennis L. Harry, Michael A. Hobart, Toshiya Kanamatsu, Charlotte M. Krawcyzk, Li Liu, Jeremy C. Lofts, Kathleen M. Marsaglia, Philip A. Meyers, Doris Milkert, Kitty L. Milliken, Julia K. Morgan, Pedro Ramirez, Karl E. Seifert, Timothy J. Shaw, Chris Wilson, Chuan Yin and Xixi Zhao. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Vol.149, p.335-342. Publisher: Texas A&M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States. ISSN: 0884-5891
Note: In English. 8 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary: The fabric of fine-grained sediments, cored during Ocean Drilling Program Leg 149 to the Iberia Abyssal Plain, was analyzed using the method of anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility. The purposes of this study were to investigate downcore changes in magnetic fabric, and to determine paleocurrent direction. The general magnetic fabric analysis reveals an oblate shape, with Kmin axes perpendicular to the bedding plane, which is a typical sedimentary fabric. The magnetic lineation (L = Kmax/Kint) remains fairly constant throughout the section. However, the magnetic foliation structure (F = Kint/Kmin) shows distinctive variation. Several cases show sharp changes at lithostratigraphic boundaries. Poorly foliated intervals at Sites 897 and 898, where inclination of Kmin is not parallel to the bedding plane, probably resulted from postdepositional disturbance. For selected data from lithostratigraphic Unit I at Sites 897, 898, and 900, the magnetic lineation represented by the Kmax axes shows clustering indicative of paleocurrent direction. These data suggest that turbidity currents originated from the eastern continental margin of Iberia during the middle Miocene to late Pleistocene.
Year of Publication: 1996
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Anisotropy; Atlantic Ocean; Cenozoic; Depositional environment; Europe; Foliation; Iberian Peninsula; Iberian abyssal plain; Leg 149; Lithofacies; Magnetic properties; Magnetic susceptibility; Magnetostratigraphy; Miocene; Neogene; North Atlantic; Northeast Atlantic; ODP Site 897; ODP Site 898; ODP Site 900; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleocurrents; Paleomagnetism; Petrofabrics; Sedimentary petrology; Southern Europe; Tectonophysics; Terrigenous materials; Tertiary; Turbidite
Coordinates: N404059 N404059 W0113616 W0113616
N404106 N404106 W0120725 W0120725
Record ID: 2007088098
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