Quantitative composition and distribution of the silt fraction in surface sediments of the North-West African continental margin, supplement to: Fütterer, Dieter K (1980): Sedimentation am NW-afrikanischen Kontinentalrand: Quantitative Zusammensetzung und Verteilung der Siltfraktion in den Oberflächensedimenten. Meteor Forschungsergebnisse, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Reihe C Geologie und Geophysik, Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, C33, 15-60

Dieter K Fütterer
Surface sediments from the continental slope and rise of North-West Africa between the Canary lslands and the Cape Verde Islands are mainly composed of silt-sized material (2-63 µm). A number of sampling profiles were run normal to the coast and the composition of the silt fraction was determined quantitatively by scanning electron microscope analysis.The carbonate portion of the sediment was found to be nearly exclusively of biogenic origin. The most important contributors are planktonic foraminifers...
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