Abstract

A study of the mass physical properties of 54 sediment cores from the continental margin of Israel shows that the sediments, which are of Nile origin, are normally consolidated, although their rate of deposition is high, ranging from 0.5 to 1 m/1,000 years. Variations in the physical properties of the sediments, together with other features such as micro-bedding, and chunks of loose and stiff overconsolidated silty-clays, reflect downslope slumping.

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