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dc.contributor.authorCasas, David-
dc.contributor.authorErcilla, Gemma-
dc.contributor.authorGarcía, Marga-
dc.contributor.authorYenes, Mariano-
dc.contributor.authorEstrada, Ferran-
dc.identifier.citationMarine Geology 340: 16-29 (2013)es_ES
dc.description14 páginas, 11 figuras, 3 tablas.es_ES
dc.description.abstractThe combined analysis of paleomorphology, stratigraphy and seismic facies allows us to present new insights into the formation and evolution of the Gebra Valley, located on the lower continental slope of the Central Bransfield Basin (NE Antarctic Peninsula). Repeated large-scale slope failure events were responsible for the cut-and-fill features forming the Gebra Valley. This study revealed a mid-Pleistocene Gebra paleovalley that was progressively and completely infilled. During the last glacial cycle the infilled paleovalley was reoccupied, forming the present day Gebra Valley. Both valley incisions are genetically related to large-scale failures associated with high-energy gravity flows or mass flows. The infilling of the valley involved channelized mass flows of various dimensions and channelized and unchannelized turbidity currents. Alternating erosive periods, during which the valley evacuated sediment from the slope toward the basin, and depositional periods, during which it was fully infilled, allows it to be defined as the “Gebra Debris Valley”. Taking into account the presence of faults controlling the headwall locations and the stratigraphic correlation established with glacial periods, the genesis of the Gebra Debris Valley could have been controlled by the interplay of both the tectonic history of the Bransfield Basin and the glacial cycles that allowed grounding events to reach the upper continental slope.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by the projects MAGIA (ANT97-0584), CONTOURIBER (CTM2008-06399-C04-04/MAR), COREDEC (CTM2011-13902/ANT), and CONPACA (CTM2011-30241-C02-01/02) of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. The Continental Margins Group (GMC) thank the Generalitat de Catalunya (government of Catalonia) for the economic support they provided as part of 2009 SGR1071. We also thank Seismic Micro-Technology Inc. for supporting us with the Kingdom Suite program. The authors also wish to thank Dr. T. Vázquez, Dr. F. Bohoyo and the anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments which helped to improve the manuscript. We dedicate this manuscript to the memory of Dr. Jesus Baraza.es_ES
dc.subjectGebra Valleyes_ES
dc.subjectAntarctic Peninsulaes_ES
dc.subjectMass transport depositses_ES
dc.titlePost-rift sedimentary evolution of the Gebra Debris Valley. A submarine slope failure system in the Central Bransfield Basin (Antarctica)es_ES
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer reviewedes_ES
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