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Behrmann, J.H., Flemings, P.B., John, C.M., and the IODP Expedition 308 Scientists, 2006. Rapid sedimentation, overpressure, and focused fluid flow, Gulf of Mexico continental margin. Sci. Drill., 3:12–17. doi:10.2204/​

Bennett, R.H., Bryant, W.R., and Keller, G.H., 1981. Clay fabric of selected submarine sediments: fundamental properties and models. J. Sediment. Res., 51(1):217–232.​cgi/​reprint/​51/​1/​217

Berg, J.S., 1971. Direct shear testing of marine sediment [M.S. thesis]. Naval Postgraduate Inst., Monterey, California.

Bohlke, B.M., and Bennett, R.H., 1980. Mississippi prodelta crusts: a clay fabric and geotechnical analysis. Mar. Geotechnol., 4(1):55–82. doi:10.1080/​10641198009379813

Bromhead, E.N., 1979. A simple ring shear apparatus. Ground Eng., 12(5):40–44.

DIN, 1990. Soil, Testing Procedures and Testing Equipment: Determination of Shear Strength, Triaxial Test (German Standard DIN 18137-2): Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Normung).

DIN, 1997. Soil, Investigation and Testing: Determination of Density of Solid Particles—Capillary Pyknometer, Wide Mouth Pycnometer (German Standard 18124): Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Normung).

DIN, 1998. Soil, Investigation and Testing: Water Content—Part 1. Determination by Drying in Oven (German Standard DIN 18121-1): Berlin (Deutsches Institut für Normung).

Dugan, B., and Flemings, P.B., 2000. Overpressure and fluid flow in the New Jersey continental slope: implications for slope failure and cold seeps. Science, 289(5477):288–291. doi:10.1126/​science.289.5477.288

Flemings, P.B., Long, H., Dugan, B., Germaine, J., John, C.M., Behrmann, J.H., Sawyer, D., and IODP Expedition 308 Scientists, 2008. Pore pressure penetrometers document high overpressure near the seafloor where multiple submarine landslides have occurred on the continental slope, offshore Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 269(3–4):309–325. doi:10.1016/​j.epsl.2007.12.005

Harris, A.J., and Watson, P.D.J., 1997. Optimal procedure for the ring shear test. Ground Eng., 30(6):26–28.

Hein, F.J., 1985. Fine-grained slope and basin deposits, California continental borderland: facies, depositional mechanisms, and geotechnical properties. Mar. Geol., 67(3–4):237–262. doi:10.1016/​0025-3227(85)90094-5

Kopf, A., and Behrmann, J.H., 1997. Fabric evolution and mechanisms of diagenesis in fine-grained sediments from the Kita-Yamato Trough, Japan Sea. J. Sediment. Res., 67(3):6590–600.​cgi/​reprint/​67/​3/​590

Kopf, A., and Brown, K.M., 2003. Friction experiments on saturated sediments and their implications for the stress state of the Nankai and Barbados subduction thrusts. Mar. Geol., 202(3–4):193–210. doi:10.1016/​S0025-3227(03)00286-X

Lupini, J.F., Skinner, A.E., and Vaughan, P.R., 1981. The drained residual strength of cohesive soils. Geotechnique, 31:181–213.

Maltman, A.J., and Bolton, A., 2003. How sediments become mobilized. In van Rensbergen, P., Hillis, R.R., Maltman, A.J., and Morley, C.K. (Eds.), Subsurface Sediment Mobilization. Geol. Soc. Spec. Publ., 216(1):9–20. doi:10.1144/​GSL.SP.2003.216.01.02

Röser, G., 2007. Petrography, physical properties, and geotechnical behavior of modern sediments, Southern Chile Trench [Ph.D. thesis]. Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.

Roller, S., Pohl, C., and Behrmann, J.H., 2003. Data report: triaxial shear strength investigations of sediments and sedimentary rocks from the Japan Trench, ODP Leg 186. In Suyehiro, K., Sacks, I.S., Acton, G.D., and Oda, M. (Eds.), Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 186: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1–19. doi:10.2973/​

Sawyer, D.E., Flemings, P.B., Shipp, R.C., and Winker, C.D., 2007. Seismic geomorphology, lithology, and evolution of the late Pleistocene Mars-Ursa turbidite region, Mississippi Canyon area, northern Gulf of Mexico. AAPG Bull., 91(2):215–234. doi:10.1306/​08290605190

Scholz, C.H., 1998. Earthquakes and friction laws. Nature (London, U. K.), 391(6662):37–42. doi:10.1038/​34097

Winker, C.D., and Booth, J.R., 2000. Sedimentary dynamics of the salt-dominated continental slope, Gulf of Mexico: integration of observations from the seafloor, near-surface, and deep subsurface. Deep-Water Reservoirs of the World: Proc. GCSSEPM 20th Annu. Res. Conf., 1059–1086.

Winker, C.D., and Shipp, R.C., 2002. Sequence stratigraphic framework for prediction of shallow water flow in the greater Mars-Ursa area, Mississippi Canyon area, Gulf of Mexico continental slope [22nd Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference, Houston, TX, 8–11 December, 2002]. (Abstract)