Charles K. Paull, William J. Buelow, William Ussler, Walter S. Borowski; Increased continental-margin slumping frequency during sea-level lowstands above gas hydrate–bearing sediments. Geology ; 24 (2): 143–146. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1996)024<0143:ICMSFD>2.3.CO;2
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We present 14C data on sediment samples from cores of the upper 7 m of the sediment column overlying a major continental-rise gas hydrate field on the southern Carolina Rise and inner Blake Ridge offshore the southeastern United States. The data show that glacial-age sediments are underrepresented in the cores. The observation is consistent with a previously predicted association between sea-level lowstands and increased frequency of sea-floor slumping on continental margins containing gas hydrates.