Mass-transport complexes of the marnoso‐arenacea foredeep turbidite system (Northern Apennines, Italy): A reappraisal after twenty‐years

Gian Andrea Pini, Claudio Corrado Lucente, Sonia Venturi, Kei Ogata

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The Casaglia-Monte della Colonna is one of the best exposed “fossil” mass-transport complex (MTC) cropping out in a foredeep succession exhumed in a mountain chain and represents a unique opportunity to study an internal architecture resulting from the (geologically) simultaneous collapses of an accretionary wedge front, slope, and basin plain deposits. The high variety of internal structures and the different MTC-substratum interactions depend on the geometry of MTC basal contact and the provenance of the remobilized sediments. In the 20 years from our first studies on this MTC, the better condition of some outcrops and the advances in methodological and interpretative tools enable us to provide an update scenario, with more details on the internal structures and a better comprehension of the complex interactions with the substratum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSubmarine Landslides
Subtitle of host publicationSubaqueous Mass Transport Deposits from Outcrops to Seismic Profiles
EditorsKei Ogata, Andrea Festa, Gian Andrea Pini
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781119500513
ISBN (Print)9781119500582
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameGeophysical Monograph Series
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union
ISSN (Print)0065-8448


We are indebted to Franco Ricci Lucchi, who has been the co‐supervisor of the C.C. Lucente PhD thesis, from which all this initiated. The comments and observations of Yujiro Ogawa and Yuzuru Yamamoto greatly improved the manuscript. This work has been realized with the support by research grants from the Italian Ministry of University and Research (PRIN 2003 n. 2003040755_006, PRIN 2010/2011 “GEOPROB [Geodynamic Processes of Oceanic Basins],” n. 2010AZR98L_002), the Università di Bologna (RFO 2007‐2012 and “ex60%” 1998–2006), and the Università di Trieste (FRA 2013).

FundersFunder number
Franco Ricci Lucchi
Università di TriesteFRA 2013
Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca2003040755_006, 2010AZR98L_002
Università di Bologna


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