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A Study on Geotechnical Properties of Deep-sea Sediments in Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone of NE Pacific
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  • Journal title : Ocean and Polar Research
  • Volume 25, Issue 2,  2003, pp.133-145
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
  • DOI : 10.4217/OPR.2003.25.2.133
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A Study on Geotechnical Properties of Deep-sea Sediments in Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone of NE Pacific
Chi, Sang-Bum; Oh, Jae-Kyung; Lee, Hyun-Bok; Kim, Ki-Hyun;
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Deep-sea surface sediments were collected using a multiple corer at 20 stations of Clarion-Clipperton fracture zone in the northeast equatorial Pacific to understand latitudinal and longitudinal variations of geotechnical properties. There was a distinct latitudinal variation of geotechnical properties in the study area. The northern sediments showed finer grain size, lower water content and porosity, higher bulk density and specific grain density, lower liquid limits and plastic limits than their southern counterparts. The northern sediments are classified into inorganic clays of low plasticity (fat clays) on plasticity charts and normal to active clay on activity chart, whereas, the southern sediments are classified into fine-grained, highly-plastic, inorganic and biogenic silt or organic clays on plasticity chart and normal to very active clay on activity chart. When shear strength are considered, the northern sediments were found to be in unconsolidated states, while the southern ones to be normal to over-consolidated states. These latitudinal variations in sediment characteristics are likely caused by differences in productivity of surface water that controls sediment compositions, sedimentation rates, and grain solubility.
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