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High sedimentation rates and variable dispersal patterns in the western Hellenic Trench

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The relationship between sedimentation and tectonics in island arc settings is a close one but remains poorly understood. A sedimentological investigation of the western Hellenic Trench has revealed some of the highest sedimentation rates measured in the Mediterranean Sea. The complex structural evolution and physiography of this region have given rise to a more complicated lithofacies pattern than that reported in most trench models.

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