Architecture and sedimentology of the Kerinitis Gilbert‐type fan delta, Corinth Rift, Greece

  title={Architecture and sedimentology of the Kerinitis Gilbert‐type fan delta, Corinth Rift, Greece},
  author={Nicolas Backert and Mary Ford and Fabrice Malartre},
The Kerinitis Delta in the Corinth Rift, Greece, is a footwall derived, coarse‐grained, Gilbert‐type fan delta deposited in the hangingwall of a linked normal fault system. This giant Gilbert‐type delta (radius 3·8 km, thickness > 600 m) was supplied by an antecedent river and built into a brackish to marine basin. Although as yet poorly dated, correlation with neighbouring deltas suggests that the Kerinitis Delta was deposited during a period of 500 to 800 ka in the Early to early Middle… 
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