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dc.contributor.authorPalomino, D. (Desirée) 
dc.contributor.authorLópez-González, N. (Nieves) 
dc.contributor.authorVázquez, J.T. (Juan Tomás) 
dc.contributor.authorFernández-Salas, L.M. (Luis Miguel) 
dc.contributor.authorRueda, J.L. (José Luis) 
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Leal, R.F. (Ricardo Félix) 
dc.contributor.authorDíaz-del-Río-Español, V. (Víctor) 
dc.coverage.temporal2010-2013es_ES
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-04T08:35:42Z
dc.date.available2016-10-04T08:35:42Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0025-3227*
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10508/10604
dc.description.abstractThe seabed morphology, type of sediments, and dominant benthic species on eleven mud volcanoes and diapirs located on the northern sector of the Gulf of Cádiz continental slope have been studied. The morphological characteristics were grouped as: (i) fluid-escape-related features, (ii) bottom current features, (iii) mass movement features, (iv) tectonic features and (v) biogenic-related features. The dominant benthic species associated with fluid escape, hard substrates or soft bottoms, have also been mapped. A bottom current velocity analysis allowed, the morphological features to be correlated with the benthic habitats and the different sedimentary and oceanographic characteristics. The major factors controlling these features and the benthic habitats are mud flows and fluid-escape-related processes, as well as the interaction of deep water masses with the seafloor topography. Mud volcano eruptions give rise to mud flows and/or aqueous fluid seepage. These processes sustain chemosynthesis-based communities, closely associated with fluid seepage. Large depressions in the nearby area are influenced by collapse-related phenomena, where active fluid escape and the erosive effect of bottom currents have been identified. When the extrusion activity of the mud volcano is low and the seepage is diffuse, authigenic carbonates form within the edifice sediments. The bottom current sweeps the seafloor from the SE to the NW. When the velocity is moderate, sedimentary contourite processes take place on both sides of the edifices. At high velocities, the authigenic carbonates may be exhumed and colonised by species associated with hard substrates. Small carbonate mounds are found at the summits of some volcanoes and diapirs. Living corals have been found on the tops of the shallowest mud volcanoes, revealing different oceanographic conditions and strong bottom currents that favour the availability of nutrients and organic particles. The edifices affected by very high current velocities are located in the channels where erosive processes dominate.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.subjectMud volcanoeses_ES
dc.subjectGulf of Cádizes_ES
dc.titleMultidisciplinary study of mud volcanoes and diapirs and their relationship to seepages and bottom currents in the Gulf of Cádiz continental slope (northeastern sector)es_ES
dc.typearticlees_ES
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMarine Geology, 378. 2016: 196-212*
dc.description.versionPostprintes_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025322715300426es_ES
dc.publisher.centreCentro Oceanográfico de Málagaes_ES
dc.relation.projectIDINDEMARES-CHICAes_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsembargoedAccesses_ES
dc.description.impact2,5170*
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2015.10.001es_ES
dc.coverage.spatialStudyAtlantic Oceanen_US
dc.coverage.spatialStudyCentral Atlanticen_US
dc.coverage.spatialStudyEastern Central Atlanticen_US
dc.coverage.spatialStudyGulf of Cadizen_US


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