Holocene Muddy Bedforms on the Llobregat River Prodelta Wedge

  • Roger UrgelesEmail author
  • Ben De Mol
  • Marc De Batist
  • John E. Hughes-Clarke


A field of sediment waves on the Llobregat River prodelta, Catalonia, Spain, is examined using high-resolution multibeam bathymetry and seismic reflection profiles. The sediment waves develop on the prodelta front on slope gradients between 3° and 0.2°, within the Late-Holocene highstand mud wedge. Their characteristics and the most likely process at the origin of these structures are evaluated.


Prodelta Sediment waves Late-Holocene mud wedge Llobregat river Barcelona 



Data acquisition was made possible thanks to the project Prodelta (REN2002-02323) funded by the Spanish Ministry for Science and Technology. We are grateful to IHS for an educational Kingdom Suite licence. Constructive reviews by Alan Lounds and an anonymous reviewer greatly improved the manuscript


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Urgeles
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ben De Mol
    • 4
  • Marc De Batist
    • 2
  • John E. Hughes-Clarke
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Geociències MarinesInstitut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Renard Centre for Marine GeologyUniversity of GhentGhentBelgium
  3. 3.Ocean Mapping Group, Dept. Geodesy and Geomatics EngineeringUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  4. 4.VNG Norge AsOsloNorway

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