Title

Sedimentation on the Tonga forearc related to arc rifting, subduction erosion, and ridge collision: a synthesis of results from Sites 840 and 841

Authors

P. D. Clift

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1994

Abstract

Since shortly after the initiation of subduction during the mid Eocene, sedimentation has been dominated by submarine fan deposits, principally volcaniclastic turbidites and mass-flows derived from the volcanic arc. Volcaniclastic sedimentation occurred against a background of pelagic nannofossil sedimentation. A number of upward-fining cycles are recognised and are correlated to regional tectonic events, such as the rifting of the Lau Basin at 5.6 Ma. Episodes of sedimentation dating from 16.0 and 10.0 Ma also correlate well with major falls in eustatic sea level and may be at least partially caused by the resulting enhanced erosion of the arc edifice. -from Authors

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Proc., scientific results, ODP, Leg 135, Lau Basin

First Page

843

Last Page

855

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