The present study is focused on features developed during the post-LGM transgression on the narrow, high-gradient shelf off the Crotone area (southern Italy) and on the southern part of the Amendolara palaeo-island (API). In particular, peculiar features such as submerged coastal cliffs and a seabed typified by irregular step-like geometry characterize the present area. We recognized this area as suitable to develop a transgressive model for very high-gradient settings characterized by coastal cliff development and irregular topography. Such a model may be useful in recognizing and understanding the features and style of transgression and variations in its rate, particularly for the post- LGM glacio-eustatic rise.

A cliff overstep model for high-gradient shelves: the case of the Ionian Calabrian Margin (southern Italy) / Zecchin, M; Ceramicola, S; Gordini, E; Deponte, M; Critelli, Salvatore. - In: RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA. - ISSN 2035-8008. - 21(2012), pp. 980-981.

A cliff overstep model for high-gradient shelves: the case of the Ionian Calabrian Margin (southern Italy)

CRITELLI, Salvatore
2012

Abstract

The present study is focused on features developed during the post-LGM transgression on the narrow, high-gradient shelf off the Crotone area (southern Italy) and on the southern part of the Amendolara palaeo-island (API). In particular, peculiar features such as submerged coastal cliffs and a seabed typified by irregular step-like geometry characterize the present area. We recognized this area as suitable to develop a transgressive model for very high-gradient settings characterized by coastal cliff development and irregular topography. Such a model may be useful in recognizing and understanding the features and style of transgression and variations in its rate, particularly for the post- LGM glacio-eustatic rise.
Calabrian shelf; post-LGM transgression; subbottom profiles
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