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O fundo marinho da baía da Ilha Grande, RJ: o relevo submarino e a sedimentação no canal central

Belo, Wellington Ceccopieri; Dias, Gilberto T. M.; Dias, Marcelo Sperle
2002-04-01

Resumo em português Aspectos interessantes do relevo submarino e da sedimentação na baía da Ilha Grande foram investigados com base em sísmica de alta resolução (perfilador de 7,0kHz e sonar de varredura lateral 100 kHz), e amostras de sedimentos. O fundo marinho na região centro-leste do canal central da baía pode ser caracterizado por oito padrões sedimentares superficiais de fundo (ecofácies), que refletem variações na textura, no teor de biodetritos e no caráter acústico do (mais) s sedimentos. A disposição dos contatos entre as ecofácies sugere que existam padrões dominados por agentes de maior energia, e padrões dominados por agentes de menor energia, relacionadas à topografia submarina e à orientação da linha de costa. Ecofácies areno-lamosas (tipos transitórios) estão associadas a estruturas sedimentares (formas de fundo) obtidas nos registros de sonar. Tais estruturas estão localizadas em profundidades em torno de 16m, próximo a Conceição de Jacareí, onde ocorre uma transição textural de leste para oeste de um padrão de fundo grosso para um padrão fino. É possível que a ação de forçantes oceanográficos sobre as ecofácies, contribuam para o entendimento da sedimentação na baía. Assim, as feições observadas (faciológicas e morfodinâmicas) do fundo marinho, sugerem que oscilações no nível de energia do meio, podem estar determinando o selecionamento dos sedimentos e caracterizando diferentes tipos de fundo. Resumo em inglês Based on high-resolution seismic data (sub-bottom profiler 7,0 kHz and side scan sonar 100 kHz) and geological bottom samples, interesting aspects of the Ilha Grande bay seabed were investigated. The seabed along the eastern-central channel of the bay was characterized by eight bottom sedimentary patterns. Such patterns showed variations in the texture, in the bio-debris content and in the acoustic back-scattering of the sediments. Among these patterns, lithobioclastic mu (mais) ds are closer to the land, terrigenous muds are closer to Ilha Grande and sands are far eastward from the central channel. Sediment analyses indicated a low energy environment predominantly in the lithobioclastic muds area, subject to some random events of higher energy. It seems to influence the area by selecting the bottom sediments, besides the submarine topography. Observed evidences of modern facies transitions from sub-environments dominated by higher energy agents (waves) to facies dominated by lower energy agents (tides, bottom currents) were related to the complex submarine topography and to the coast line orientation. The boundary geometry among the ecofacies also suggests a hydrodynamic control by wave action and bottom currents. Evidences of these combined effects of waves and currents may be approached in a future study, based on the observed bedforms. The observed characteristics of the eastern-central channel seabed of the bay indicate that oscillations on the level of energy may be acting on the sediments sorting. Therefore regularity of the seabed has an important role in relation to the sediment environment on the Ilha Grande bay central channel.

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O fundo marinho da baía da Ilha Grande, RJ: evidências da ação de correntes e de ondas no canal central com base em formas de fundo observadas em registros de sonar (100kHz)

Belo, Wellington Ceccopieri
2002-04-01

Resumo em português Com base em sísmica de alta resolução (perfilador de 7,0kHz e sonar de varredura lateral 100kHz), e amostras de sedimentos, foram investigados aspectos interessantes do fundo marinho na baía da Ilha Grande. Podem-se evidenciar efeitos combinados de ondas e correntes agindo sobre o fundo marinho, a partir dos índices de ripple (RI) e de paralelismo (PI2) de estruturas sedimentares (formas de fundo) observadas nos registros de sonar. Estruturas estas associadas a padr� (mais) �es sedimentares de fundo (ecofácies). Tais estruturas são predominantemente "mega ripples" localizadas em profundidades em torno de 16m, próximo à Enseada de Conceição de Jacareí onde ocorre uma transição textural de fundo de leste para oeste de um padrão de fundo grosso para um padrão fino. Suas cristas são orientadas a NE-SW e a ESE-WNW e bastante variáveis na forma (retas, onduladas, bifurcadas, descontínuas). Suas alturas variam de 0,2 a 0,55m, com valor médio em torno de 0.35 m. O comprimento de onda varia de 10 a 60m. Velocidades estimadas - unidirecionais para correntes de fundo e orbitais para ação de ondas - com base em parâmetros geológicos das estruturas observadas, sugerem uma possível gradação na magnitude das velocidades (35-80cm/s) na região dos padrões sedimentares de transição de fundo. Assim, as feições observadas (faciológicas e morfodinâmicas) do fundo marinho indicam que ondas e correntes ao interagirem com a geometria da baía podem provocar oscilações no nível de energia do meio, atuando no grau de selecionamento dos sedimentos e caracterizando diferentes tipos de fundo. Resumo em inglês Based on high-resolution seismic data (sub-bottom profiler 7,0kHz and side scan sonar 100kHz) and geological bottom samples, interesting aspects of the Ilha Grande bay seabed were investigated. The seabed along the eastern-central channel of the bay was characterized by eight bottom sedimentary patterns. Such patterns showed variations in the texture, in the bio-debris content and in the acoustic back-scattering of the sediments. Observed evidences of modern facies transi (mais) tions from sub-environments dominated by higher energy agents (waves) to facies dominated by lower energy agents (tides, bottom currents) were related to the complex submarine topography and to the coast line orientation. The boundary geometry among the ecofacies also suggests a hydrodynamic control by wave action and bottom currents. Evidences of these combined effects of waves and currents were approached based on the observed bedforms. Such sedimentary structures are predominantly "mega ripples" located in depths around 16 m, nearby Conceição de Jacareí. There is a textural transition of the bottom sedimentary patterns from westward to eastward. Their crests are NE-SW and ESE-WNW oriented and plenty variable in the form (straight line, wavy, forked, discontinuous). Their heights ranged from 0.2 to 0.55 m with medium value around 0.35 m. Based on the bedform parameters (wavelength and height) and by using diagrams relating the medium diameter of the grains, to the depth and to the type of the structure, the speed of the flow up to 1,0 meter from the bottom (U100) was estimated. It varied from 46 cm/s (medium sands) to 34 cm/s (very fine sands) - from eastward to westward. The medium speed of the stationary flow (U), differently, varied from 54 cm/s to 64 cm/s, respectively. Four studies concerning to wave action indicated that high-energy waves usually observed in the area can contribute to the genesis of the observed bedforms being a good evidence that they could be active. Besides, they could be subject to changes on their geometry along the year. The bottom in this area would be mobile during these events with speed of the oscillatory flows around 50 cm/s. Upon sporadic events of higher energy (~ 80 cm/s), mainly in the winter, there would be larger readiness of sediment for the bottom transport by currents. Therefore, all these observed characteristics of the eastern-central channel seabed of the bay indicate that waves and currents may act on the sediments sorting by an interplay to the geometry of the bay characterizing different bottom types. The resulting oscillations on the level of energy also can contribute to the bedforms generation, based on sporadic higher energy events.

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