Modeling submarine landscape evolution in reponse to subduction processes, Northern Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand

Abstract

The steep forearc slope along the northern sector of the obliquely convergent Hikurangi subduction zone is characteristic of non-accretionary and tectonically eroding continental margins, with reduced sediment supply in the trench relative to further south, and the presence of seamount relief on the Hikurangi Plateau. This study of the complex interactions of tectonic deformation with slope sedimentary processes and slope submarine geomorphic evolution at a convergent margin

Link

http://hdl.handle.net/10092/4648

Description
TitleModeling submarine landscape evolution in reponse to subduction processes, Northern Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand
AuthorPedley, Katherine Louise
Date2010
Degree LevelDoctor of Philosophy
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
FocusSedimentology
Keywordssediment analysis; tectonic evolution; tectonicstratigraphy; sedimentary basin; submarine environment; geomorphology|
LocalityHikurangi