Morphometry of submarine mounds in the lower slope of the Canary continental margin (W of Canary Islands): A DEM – based analysis
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AuthorsSánchez-Guillamón, O. (Olga); Fernández-Salas, L.M. (Luis Miguel); Palomino, D. (Desirée); Vázquez, J.T. (Juan Tomás); Medialdea, T.; Somoza, L.
Editor/sDíaz-del-Río-Español, V. (Víctor); Bárcenas, P.; Fernández-Salas, L.M. (Luis Miguel); López-González, N. (Nieves); Palomino, D. (Desirée); Rueda, J.L. (José Luis); Sánchez-Guillamón, O. (Olga); Vázquez, J.T. (Juan Tomás)
Digital elevation model
We present a morphometric analysis of 41 mounded edifices located on the seafloor to the west of Canary Islands, using a 150 m resolution DEM and very high-resolution seismic profiles. In order to carry out morphometric computation a set of variables (slope, size and shape) were calculated using ArcGIS Analyst tools. A mapping cluster has been generated using Grouping Analyst ArcGIS Statistics toolset where seven differents morphometric groups have been distinguished. Four main types of edifice shapes have been identified within the seven morphometric groups. The first type is a single giant dome elevation that can be considered as an outlier mound. The second type is the most frequent and can be considered as the standard type mound on the Canary continental slope due to its intermediate morphology. They show extrusive seismic characteristics in seismic profiles. The third type is morphologically derived from type 2, representing steeper and higher mounds related with extrusive ...
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