Contourite facies of the Faro Drift, Gulf of Cadiz

  title={Contourite facies of the Faro Drift, Gulf of Cadiz},
  author={Eliane Gonthier and J. C. Faug{\`e}res and Dorik A. V. Stow},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={275 - 292}
Summary The Faro Drift is an elongate sediment body (50 km long, 300 m thick) that parallels the northern margin of the Gulf of Cadiz south of Portugal. On the basis of location, morphology and seismic character of the drift together with bottom photographs, sediment distribution and the known regional oceanography, we can be certain that the Faro Drift was constructed by bottom currents related to the deep outflow of Mediterranean water. Detailed study of a closely-spaced suite of cores has… 

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