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Fossil Diatoms Can Cause Mega-slides

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Tiny fossils, huge landslides: Are diatoms the key to Earth's

biggest slides? Geological Society of America, February 12, 2018

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180212133446.htm

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-tiny-fossils-huge-diatoms-key.html

 

"The biggest landslides on Earth aren't on land, but on the seafloor. These mega-slides can move thousands of cubic kilometers of material, and sometimes trigger tsunamis. Yet, remarkably, they occur on nearly flat slopes of less than three degrees."

 

Morelia Urlaub, Jacob Geersen, Sebastian Krastel, Tilmann

Schwenk. Diatom ooze: Crucial for the generation of submarine

mega-slides? Geology, 2018; DOI: 10.1130/G39892.1

https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article-abstract/527938/diatom-ooze-crucial-for-the-generation-of?redirectedFrom=fulltext

https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/geology/early-publication

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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