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Authors: Passaro, S.*
Milano, G.*
Sprovieri, M.*
Ruggieri, S.*
Marsella, E.*
Title: Quaternary still-stand landforms and relations with flank instability events of the Palinuro Bank (southeastern Tyrrhenian Sea)
Title of journal: Quaternary International
Series/Report no.: 1-2/232(2011)
Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited
Issue Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2010.08.006
Keywords: Palinuro Bank
Abstract: A high-resolution morphological and geological inspection was carried out on the Palinuro Bank (39 300N, 14 480E), a volcanic complex made by several, coalescent volcanic features located on the Cam- panian continental slope (Eastern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy). A shallow ( 84 m asl) volcanic edifice, char- acterized by a flat top modelled surface, is present on its central sector. The use of a very high-resolution Digital Terrain Model allowed recognition of the presence of relict morphologies (perhaps notches/inner margins) related to the past sea-level still-stands. Three depth levels of paleo-shorelines markers are located at 90 m, 100 m, and 123 m, respectively. In addiction, the truncated shape of the cone itself, located between 84 m and 130 m, could be interpreted as a tilted marine terrace. Breaks in slope produced by terrace landforms caused oversteepening that could have triggered lateral collapses both on the northern and southern flanks of the Bank, as suggested by the presence of steep slopes (25e40 ) and indicated by acoustic facies on chirp high-resolution mono-channel seismic profiles. The results allow further hypotheses on vertical displacement between the western sector of the Palinuro Bank, where caldera shapes are present, and the central sector, made by shallower volcanic cones. These two sectors also differ in terms of magnetic properties.
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