Hydrodynamic fractionation of minerals and textures in submarine fans: quantitative analysis from outcrop, experimental, and subsurface studies
Submarine fans are common on all of Earth's siliciclastic margins and are among the largest hydrocarbon reservoirs around the globe. They contain compensationally-stacked channels and lobes that form a radially dispersive map pattern. Turbidity currents, a type of sediment gravity flow, are one of the main processes by which sediment is transported from the shelf to intra-slope- and basin-floor submarine fans. Turbidity currents hydrodynamically sort and deposit grains based on grain size, which is the primary control of settling velocity. Grain density and grain shape also contribute to particle ...
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