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A Late Pleistocene-Holocene wetland megafan in the Brazilian Amazonia

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Autor(es):
Rossetti, D. F. [1] ; Zani, H. [1] ; Cohen, M. C. L. [2] ; Cremon, E. H. [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Brazilian Natl Inst Space Res, Remote Sensing Div, BR-1224597 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Para, Grad Program Geol & Geochem, Coastal Dynam Lab, BR-66059 Belem, Para - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY; v. 282, p. 276-293, DEC 30 2012.
Citações Web of Science: 12
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Despite the growing interest in megafans, definitions provided for this type of environmental setting have not yet been widely agreed upon. A record of sedimentary fades distribution in both space and time including a larger number of analogs is particularly needed for improving megafan facies models. This work focuses on a large fan-like feature from an Amazonian wetland in northern Brazil. Morphological data based on remote sensing, as well as sedimentary facies and radiocarbon analyses, were integrated to propose that this feature is related to a megafan system active during the Late Pleistocene to Holocene. The megafan displays a divergent drainage network, gently-dipping slope, and concave-up and convex-up longitudinal and transverse profiles, respectively. Near surface deposits correspond to fining and coarsening upward sands related to active channels and overbank sand sheets/terminal fan lobes. Sediments are interbedded with abandoned channel/floodplain and lake/pond muds. Morphostructural analyses and drainage anomalies revealed a geological setting affected by reactivation of pre-existing faults contemporaneous with sediment accumulation. Establishment of a megafan system in this wetland most likely occurred within a slightly tectonically subsiding basin under favorable climatic conditions. During wet seasons, high water discharge would have favored sediment transport from highlands into this depositional site. High summer temperatures and drought under a monsoonal regime kept the water levels low. The described megafan could serve as an analog for contemporary tropical wetland megafans formed under a monsoonal climate regime. (c) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/00672-3 - Sensoriamento remoto aplicado à análise sedimentar quaternária no interflúvio dos Rios Negro e Branco (AM)
Beneficiário:Hiran Zani
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 10/09484-2 - Megaleques quaternários no estado de Roraima, norte da Amazônia: implicações sedimentológicas, climáticas e tectônicas
Beneficiário:Dilce de Fátima Rossetti
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 11/23317-4 - Evolução quaternária de ecossistemas amazônicos
Beneficiário:Dilce de Fátima Rossetti
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Pesquisa