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Sedimentation under deep-sea storms

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Fast currents, high concentrations of suspended sediment and grooved mud beds are associated with erosion in frequent abyssal storms where a fast deep mean flow is augmented (or reversed) by intense intermittent currents. This occurs about 5 km below the Gulf Stream or its rings. The waning phase of a storm results in development of bedforms and rapid deposition of a mud blanket. Several other regions of the world ocean display evidence of abyssal storm activity.

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Hollister, C., McCave, I. Sedimentation under deep-sea storms. Nature 309, 220–225 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1038/309220a0

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