Decoding the spatial and temporal variability of the Mediterranean Outflow Water along the NE Atlantic continental margin: the key to implement and improve the role of contourites in sequence stratigraphic models

30 September 2015 → 30 November 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Oceanography
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Other earth sciences
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
contourite drifts Mediterranean Outflow Water oceanography sequence stratigraphy
Project description

In order to resolve ongoing issues regarding the fine-scale identification of deep-water contourite deposits within seismic stratigraphic records, this project aims – for the first time – to deconvolve this signal from a borehole-to-seismic approach. The study areas represent proximal, intermediate and distal locations of the Mediterranean Outflow Water (over 3000 km), creating a novel long-distance insight on its palaeoceanography.