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Recent sediments of the southwestern Barents Sea

Authors
Journal
Marine Geology
0025-3227
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
16
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0025-3227(74)90056-5
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science

Abstract

Abstract The paper is based on textural, mineralogical and chemical studies of surface and subsurface sediments from 80 stations in the southwestern Barents Sea. Dispersed phases are quantitatively insignificant in these oxic shelf sediments and it is argued that the deposits are predominantly terrigenous in origin. A combined analysis of the mineralogy and chemistry of the separated size fractions allows the recognition of petrographic provinces. The patterns of sediment dispersal are discussed. The coarsest components of the Barents Sea sediments are of local origin whereas long-distance transport of finer material is taking place.

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