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Nemec, W.; Steel, R. J.; Gjelberg, J.; Collinson, J. D.; Prestholm, E.; Øxnevad, I. E.; Worsley, D. (1988)
Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Journal: Polar Research
Languages: English
Types: Article
Coastal cliff exposures in the Helvetiafjellet Fm. deltaic succession near Kvalvågen on eastern Spitsbergen show spectacular evidence of syndepositional, gravity-driven deformation and resedimentation associated with delta-front instability, most probably triggered by earthquakes. This short article summarizes the results of a recent study of these features, with emphasis on the actual sequence of processes recorded in the outcrop. Detailed analysis of the structural style of the delta-front collapse and the associated sedimentation processes is presented elsewhere (Nemec et al. 1988).
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