Title

Volcaniclastic processes and deposits in the deep-sea

Document Type

Book

Date of Original Version

1-1-2011

Abstract

Volcanic activity at ocean-spreading centers, large oceanic islands, and especially subduction zones, leads to several types of eruptive and non-eruptive processes that generate large volumes of volcaniclastic sediments, and results in the deposition of fragmental material in the deep-sea. Volcaniclastic material forms an important part of sedimentary successions, particularly along active margins of both cordilleran and islandarc environments, and around large volcanic oceanic islands. This chapter presents an overview of the large diversity of volcaniclastic processes and deposits that can be recognized in deep-marine environments (i.e. beyond the shelf/slope break). The various aspects of their origin, recognition, and interpretation will be emphasized from the individual depositional interval to the volcaniclastic apron scale. © 2011 Heiko Hüneke and Thierry Mulder.

Publication Title, e.g., Journal

Developments in Sedimentology

Volume

63

Issue

C

COinS