4-Sedimentology and architecture of coarse-grained slope canyon fills

This research aims to document the lateral/vertical relationships between turbidite channelized deposits and lobe deposits, which are very recurrent depositional features in deep-water marine systems.

The main objectives of this study are:

  • to develop a comprehensive facies scheme and to provide a detailed reconstruction of the stratigraphic architecture of these coarse-grained slope systems;
  • to place all these slope systems within an accurate sequence stratigraphic framework through the breakdown of the deep-water successions into vertical sequence of hierarchical architectural elements and genetic units.
Vertical relationship between channel-levee complexes and mass-transport depositsin the Castignano slope system, central Italy.