Gran Canaria Volcanic Apron and Madeira Abyssal Plain drilled

Authors

  • ODP Leg 157 Shipboard Scientific Party


Abstract

The drilling program at Gran Canaria Volcanic Apron and Madeira Abyssal Plain had two distinct goals: to study the evolution of an oceanic island from sediments in the volcanic apron, and to study the history of sediment mass wasting in a deep-sea basin by drilling abyssal-plain turbidites. The abyssal plain receives sediment flows from the northwest African continental margin and the Canary Islands, thus providing a link between the studies, which were conducted by Leg 157 of the Ocean Drilling Program.

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