Morphology and Acoustic Character of the Middle and Lower North Sea Fan
The North Sea Fan is a major depocentre, located on the European continental margin at the mouth of the 500 m deep Norwegian Channel (Fig. 1a). Sediments consist of a sequence of hemipelagic debris, slides, glacimarine units, and glacigenic debris flows (GDFs) (King et al. 1996; 1998). However, the full extent and character of the middle and lower North Sea Fan have remained poorly resolved until now. GLORIA 6.5 kHz long-range sidescan sonar and 3.5 kHz sub-bottom profiler data are presented here, defining the extent and nature of the fan below 1,500 m water depth.
KeywordsDepression Sedimentation Holocene Stratigraphy Sonar
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