Sedimentary instabilities along the southwestern slope of the Alboran Ridge (SW Mediterranean)
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AuthorsVázquez, J.T. (Juan Tomás); Bárcenas-Gascón, P. (Patricia); Palomino, D. (Desirée); Alonso, B.; Ercilla, G.; Díaz-del-Río-Español, V. (Víctor); López-González, N. (Nieves); Fernández-Salas, L.M. (Luis Miguel); Sayago-Gil, M. (Miriam)
Detail reprocessing and analysis of a multibeam bathymetric data set and seismic profiles have allowed identified several complexes of sedimentary instabilities along the southeastern flank of the Alboran Ridge. A Large Slope Apron System could be defined in this area that includes isolated slides, complex of slides and slope apron systems. These features show different sizes and evolutionary stages. Seismicity and the Quaternary tectonic activity are considered the main factors controlling their development.