Recent turbidite deposition in the eastern Atlantic: Early diagenesis and biotic recovery

  title={Recent turbidite deposition in the eastern Atlantic: Early diagenesis and biotic recovery},
  author={Pierre Anschutz and Frans J. Jorissen and Gwena{\"e}lle Chaillou and Ramadan H. Abu-Zied and Christophe Fontanier},
  journal={Journal of Marine Research},
An interface core taken in Capbreton canyon shows a succession of sedimentary facies interpreted as classical Bouma turbiditic sequences. Activities of 234Th and 210Pb suggest that the deposition of the most recent turbidite was triggered by the violent storm that affected the Atlantic coast of southern France on the 27th of December 1999, about four months before the sampling of the core. This turbidite allows us to study the ongoing diagenesis of the new sediment layer and of the previous… 

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