Preliminary data concerning the morphology of a Calabrian Ionian margin area: Caulonia and Marina di Gioiosa canyons.

Mauro Agate, Tessarolo, Elisa Malinverno, Corselli, Giuseppe Di Grigoli

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In the framework of the Vector National Italian Project (VulCost line), aimed to study the role of themorphology and the geology of the Ionian Calabrian margin in the coastline evolution, an oceanographiccruise was planned to collect geophysical data along two canyon systems: Caulonia andMarina di Gioiosa.The survey explored the continental shelf and slope from a depth of 15m to more than 1150m, usingMultibeam Echosounder to investigate the seafloor topography. This work provides an outline of theerosive feature of the slope, shaped mostly by seasonal river input and by the connection to the structuraland geological characteristics of the margin, made interesting by a narrow shelf and steep slope andinfluenced by a recent Quaternary tectonic, cause of the crustal regional seismicity. The collected dataallowed us to perform a first characterisation of the geo-morphological peculiarities of the study area,constituting the base for the evaluation of the coastal zone evolution.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)225-242
Numero di pagine18
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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