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Bryant, William; Wetzel, Andreas; Taylor, Elliott; Sweet, William (1986): Consolidation characteristics and permeability for DSDP Leg 96 holes. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Bryant, W et al. (1986): Consolidation characteristics and permeability of Mississippi Fan sediments. In: Bouma, AH; Coleman, JM; Meyer, AW; et al. (eds.), Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Washington (U.S. Govt. Printing Office), 96, 797-809,

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Geotechnical properties of Quaternary sediments from the middle and lower regions of the Mississippi Fan show that the sediments are normally to overly consolidated to a depth of 40 to 50 m below the seafloor. Below that depth, the sediments become highly underconsolidated and exhibit high excess pore-water pressures. The state of underconsolidation is attributed to the rapid rates of sediment accumulation and the low permeability of smectite-rich clays.
Median Latitude: 25.999967 * Median Longitude: -87.256459 * South-bound Latitude: 25.068000 * West-bound Longitude: -88.527800 * North-bound Latitude: 26.835300 * East-bound Longitude: -85.992200
Date/Time Start: 1983-10-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1983-11-03T00:00:00
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