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Le Friant, A and Ishizuka, O and Stroncik, NA and Slagle, AL and Morgan, S and Adachi, T and Aljahdali, M and Boudon, G and Breitkreutz, C and Endo, D and Fraass, AJ and Fujinawa, A and Hatfield, RG and Hornbach, MJ and Jutzeler, M and Kataoka, KS and Lafuerza, S and Maeno, F and Manga, M and Martinez-Colon, M and McCanta, MC and McManus, J and Palmer, MR and Saito, T and Stinton, A and Subramanyam, KSV and Talling, PJ and Tamura, Y and Villemant, B and Wall-Palmer, D and Wang, F and Greely, TM, Expedition 340 Scientists, Site U1399, Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 340 pp. 1-43. ISSN 1930-1014 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.340.109.2013


Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Site U1399 (proposed Site CARI-08B; 1423.24′N, 6142.69′W; 2900 meters below sea level [mbsl]) is located west of Martinique (Fig. F1). The objective for Site U1399 was to characterize the processes accompanying debris avalanche emplacement and associated erosion. The seismic and bathymetric surveys for Site U1399 revealed that this site is located on one of the main chaotic deposits and that coring at this site could retrieve volcanic and biogenic sediment with intercalated, large, chaotic unit (interpreted as debris avalanche Deposit 1) (Le Friant et al., 2003; Boudon et al., 2007). In detail, we hope to characterize and quantify the erosional processes of the upper sedimentary layers deposited in the Grenada Basin associated with such mass transport processes and their subsequent incorporation into the flow. Finally, we will compare the characteristics of the deposits from Dominica and Martinique to constrain possible differences in erosional capability and mobility. Sediment above Deposit 1 will be used to better constrain the age of the mass-wasting event.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:IODP 340, Lesser Antilles, Montserrat, Martinique, landslide, volcanic
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Volcanology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Jutzeler, M (Dr Martin Jutzeler)
ID Code:116582
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2017-05-12
Last Modified:2017-08-21
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