Grain size composition of sediment cores from the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, supplement to: Michels, Klaus; Kuhn, Gerhard; Hillenbrand, Claus-Dieter; Diekmann, Bernhard; Fütterer, Dieter K; Grobe, Hannes; Uenzelmann-Neben, Gabriele (2002): The southern Weddell Sea: combined contourite-turbidite sedimentation at the southeastern margin of the Weddell Gyre. In: Stow, D A V; Pudsey, C; Howe, J C; Faugères, J-C & Viana, A R (eds.), Deep-water contourite systems: modern drifts and ancient series, seismic and sedimentary characteristics. Geological Society of London, Memoirs, London, 22, 305-323

Klaus Michels, Gerhard Kuhn, Claus-Dieter Hillenbrand, Bernhard Diekmann, Dieter K Fütterer, Hannes Grobe & Gabriele Uenzelmann-Neben
Sedimentary processes in the southeastern Weddell Sea are influenced by glacial-interglacial ice-shelf dynamics and the cyclonic circulation of the Weddell Gyre, which affects all water masses down to the sea floor. Significantly increased sedimentation rates occur during glacial stages, when ice sheets advance to the shelf edge and trigger gravitational sediment transport to the deep sea. Downslope transport on the Crary Fan and off Dronning Maud and Coats Land is channelized into three huge channel...
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