, Volume 40, Issue 5, pp 401-407

Facies Variability of Recent Sediments in the Hornsunn Fjord, Western Spitsbergen

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Abstract

The study of bottom sediments and suspended matter (SM) in the Hornsunn Fjord of western Spitsbergen reveals that SM is largely deposited in its central part. The model of recent sedimentation in the fjord is proposed based on the analysis of grain-size distribution, petrographic-mineralogical composition, physical properties of recent sediments, and benthic foraminiferal communities therein.

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Translated from Litologiya i Poleznye Iskopaemye, No. 5, 2005, pp. 465–471.
Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Mityaev, Pogodina, Gerasimova.