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Study of the main features of sedimentation in the Labrador Sea during the Late Quaternary



The authors analyzed the marine sediment core AMK-4474 recovered from the Northwest Atlantic Mid-Ocean Channel levee. Micropaleontological and grain size analyses were applied to study the main features of sedimentation process in this region during the Late Quaternary. It was shown that Late Quaternary sediments of the channel levees were accumulated during the powerful turbidity current with fluctuations signs. About 26 thousand years ago, the pelagic type of sedimentation became predominant in the studied area.


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