Université de Fribourg

Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of Challenger Mound initiation in the Porcupine Seabight, NE Atlantic

Raddatz, Jacek ; Rüggeberg, Andres ; Margreth, Stephan ; Dullo, Wolf-Christian ; IODP Expedition 307 Scientific Party

In: Marine Geology, 2011, vol. 282, no. 1-2, p. 79-90

The understanding of the paleoenvironment during initiation and early development of deep cold-water coral carbonate mounds in the NE Atlantic is currently a focus of international research. The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 307 drilled the 155 m high Challenger Mound in the Porcupine Seabight (SW off Ireland) in order to investigate for the first time sediments from the...