Late Miocene clastics that filled, rapidly deforming, basins in SE Spain, yield a wide variety of turbidite systems interacting with intrabasinal topography
Very large outcrops that allow inspection of seismic and sub seismic scale architecture. Turbidites or their by-pass evidence that can be followed from canyon to base of slope settings and from the "basin plain" to the outboard highs. Several distinct turbidite systems including mixed sand/mud turbidite systems and sand-rich turbidite systems. Geometries that include sheets, amalgamated sheets, stacked channels and isolated channels. Many outcrops allow exercises with respect to the lateral extent of the sands or/and continuity of intercalated mudstones. Sediment gravity flow deposits that range from slides, slumps, debrites to low and high-density turbidites
Duration: 5 days Timing: October to May Accommodation: a small hotel on a quiet beach. Transport: four wheel drives. Climate: warm>17C with cool evenings.
Home Turbidites Siliciclastics and Carbonates Applied Research
ARCHITECTURE OF DEEP-WATER TURBIDITE SYSTEMS Five day course Field Leader: Kick Kleverlaan