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Comment on Clinoform quantification for assesing the effects of external forcing on continental margin developmentNormal access

Authors: A.L. Petter, W. Kim, T. Muto and R.J. Steel
Journal name: Basin Research
Issue: Vol 23, No 1, February 2011 pp. 118 - 121
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2117.2010.00472.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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The application of geometric modeling to shelf-margin stratigraphy has the potential to constrain interpretations of external forcings on margin development. Here we apply such a model to the Ebro margin in order to complement the analysis of Kertznus & Kneller (2009). Our results suggest that increased mass wasting in the Pleistocene was unlikely to have been a factor in the observed long-term shelf- edge trajectory, and that the trajectory can be explained by the interaction of sediment flux, relative sea-level rise, and basin shape.

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