• Mass-transport deposits on Mediterranean continental margins
  • Minisini, Daniel <1978>


  • GEO/02 Geologia stratigrafica e sedimentologica


  • Extensive mass transport deposits and multiple slide scars testify widespread and recurrent submarine sediment failures occurring during the late Quaternary on the SW-Adriatic and SE-Sicilian margins. These mass movements and their consequences contributed to shape the continental slopes and fill the basins with characteristic signatures. Geomorphological, seismo-stratigraphic, sedimentological and biostratigraphic data provide clues to: 1) define distinct failure mechanisms investigating on factors that determine dissimilar organization of coeval displaced masses, 2) reconstruct successive phases of failure stressing on the same location where slide scars crosscut and mass-transport deposits overlap, 3) analyze regional setting and indicate the most suitable place where to calculate mass wasting frequency. Discussions on the role of fluid flow, currents activity and tectonic deformation determine a wider view on the construction of the studied continental margins.


  • 2007-05-07


  • Doctoral Thesis
  • PeerReviewed


  • application/pdf



Minisini, Daniel (2007) Mass-transport deposits on Mediterranean continental margins, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Scienze della terra , 19 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/455.