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[HDS18-P01] The features of submarine landslides on northwest slope of Daini-Atsumi Knoll, and its cover sediments.
Keywords:submarine landslide, acoustical blanking, Daini-Atsumi Knoll
On the basis of the analysis, we divided northwest slope as three areas according to their features as following; i.e., (1)erosional area near the knoll top, (2)landslide area on northwest slope, and (3)re-depositional area at deeper part of northwest slope. The first area has strong reflector on SBP records would be interpreted as consolidated base sediments. The second area showed many structural features as like as steps and mounds formed by gravitational and tectonic stresses. The third area was described as layered sediments. In some area, acoustic blanking layers that showed intruded shape into upper layers were laid in the layered sediments, and more acoustic translucent layers covered them. These SBP features could be explained by the layered sediments upon the acoustic blanking layer were deposited after the submarine landslide had occurred, as re-depositional sediments. As the setting of the knoll, these clastic fragments could be supplied from upper slope regions around area(1) and area(2).
We would like to present these structures and features on northwest slope of Daini-Atsumi knoll, and consider its stability of sediments.