INVESTIGADORES
ALIOTTA Salvador
artículos
Título:
Morphodynamics and seismostratigraphy of a deep hole at tidal channel confluence.
Autor/es:
SILVIA SUSANA GINSBERG; SALVADOR ALIOTTA; GUILLERMO O. LIZASOAIN
Revista:
GEOMORPHOLOGY
Editorial:
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Referencias:
Año: 2009 p. 253 - 253
ISSN:
0169-555X
Resumen:
  REVISTA INDIZADA (ISI 2014, THOMSON REUTERS)............................. The sedimentary circulation pattern at a deep hole at a tidal channel junction in an estuary environment is examined using morphosedimentological and seismostratigraphic data. The bottom and sub-bottom acoustic information (side scan sonar and 3.5 kHz profiler) obtained at a tidal channel confluence in Bahía Blanca estuary (Argentina) evidences the depositional and erosive features, bed load sediment transport pathways and morphological evolution of the depression. This important depression in the confluence zone of the channels is characterised by the presence of steep scour faces (14°) at the mouth of both channels and gentle slopes (1.5°) opposite to them. Bed load sediment transport analysis reveals a differential circulation pattern of sand on both sides of the hole, which is associated with the different sediment availability in each channel. The side scan sonar information therefore indicates that there is no available sand in one of the channels whereas the other channel is characterised by the presence of a large amount of sediment coming from its inner area. Deposition therefore occurs on the side where sediment is mobilised as bed load by the ebb current dominance and on the face developed downstream. In the latter, a part from the sediment is deflected inward by the tidal flood currents which produce the deposition of sediment on the gentle side. The rest of the sediment is exported from the system by ebb currents. In contrast, erosion occurs on the opposite side of the hole and at the mouth of each channel and it is manifested by the outcrop of old sedimentary strata. The seismostratigraphic information collected in this study indicates that the depression was originally a fully erosive morphological feature. A descriptive model of the morphological evolution at a channel confluence is presented in this study. filer) obtained at a tidal channel confluence in Bahía Blanca estuary (Argentina) evidences the depositional and erosive features, bed load sediment transport pathways and morphological evolution of the depression. This important depression in the confluence zone of the channels is characterised by the presence of steep scour faces (14°) at the mouth of both channels and gentle slopes (1.5°) opposite to them. Bed load sediment transport analysis reveals a differential circulation pattern of sand on both sides of the hole, which is associated with the different sediment availability in each channel. The side scan sonar information therefore indicates that there is no available sand in one of the channels whereas the other channel is characterised by the presence of a large amount of sediment coming from its inner area. Deposition therefore occurs on the side where sediment is mobilised as bed load by the ebb current dominance and on the face developed downstream. In the latter, a part from the sediment is deflected inward by the tidal flood currents which produce the deposition of sediment on the gentle side. The rest of the sediment is exported from the system by ebb currents. In contrast, erosion occurs on the opposite side of the hole and at the mouth of each channel and it is manifested by the outcrop of old sedimentary strata. The seismostratigraphic information collected in this study indicates that the depression was originally a fully erosive morphological feature. A descriptive model of the morphological evolution at a channel confluence is presented in this study. fluence zone of the channels is characterised by the presence of steep scour faces (14°) at the mouth of both channels and gentle slopes (1.5°) opposite to them. Bed load sediment transport analysis reveals a differential circulation pattern of sand on both sides of the hole, which is associated with the different sediment availability in each channel. The side scan sonar information therefore indicates that there is no available sand in one of the channels whereas the other channel is characterised by the presence of a large amount of sediment coming from its inner area. Deposition therefore occurs on the side where sediment is mobilised as bed load by the ebb current dominance and on the face developed downstream. In the latter, a part from the sediment is deflected inward by the tidal flood currents which produce the deposition of sediment on the gentle side. The rest of the sediment is exported from the system by ebb currents. In contrast, erosion occurs on the opposite side of the hole and at the mouth of each channel and it is manifested by the outcrop of old sedimentary strata. The seismostratigraphic information collected in this study indicates that the depression was originally a fully erosive morphological feature. A descriptive model of the morphological evolution at a channel confluence is presented in this study. flected inward by the tidal flood currents which produce the deposition of sediment on the gentle side. The rest of the sediment is exported from the system by ebb currents. In contrast, erosion occurs on the opposite side of the hole and at the mouth of each channel and it is manifested by the outcrop of old sedimentary strata. The seismostratigraphic information collected in this study indicates that the depression was originally a fully erosive morphological feature. A descriptive model of the morphological evolution at a channel confluence is presented in this study.fluence is presented in this study.
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