Down, across and along: sediment deposition and erosion on the glaciated southeast Greenland margin

Katrien Heirman, Tove Nielsen, Antoon Kuijpers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedings


The Southeast Greenland continental shelf, slope and rise are subjected to along- and across-slope erosional and sedimentary processes. Turbidity currents flow through valley systems downslope and create large channel-levée sequences, orientated perpendicular to the slope. Meanwhile strong ocean
currents sweep along the slope and rise and over the shelf, bringing in new sediments from other region, interacting with downslope sediment transport processes or eroding sediment. The different processes prevail at different depths and their imprint has changed over time. Climatic changes (glacial vs. interglacial times), but most likely also tectonic pr ocesses have a large effect on where and when which processes dominate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of abstracts: 2nd Deep-Water Circulation Congress: "The Contourite Log-book". Ghent, Belgium, 10-12 September 2014
EditorsDavid van Rooij, Andres Rüggeberg
PublisherGhent University
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2nd Deep-Water Circulation Congress - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 10 Sept 201412 Sept 2014

Publication series

SeriesVLIZ Special Publication


Conference2nd Deep-Water Circulation Congress

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate


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