To help understand factors that influence submarine fan deposition, we outline some of the principal sedimentary, tectonic, and sea-level controls involved in deep-water sedimentation, give some data on the rates at which they operate, and evaluate their probable effects. Three depositional end-member systems, two submarine fan types (elongate and radial), and a third nonfan, slope-apron system result primarily from variations in sediment type and supply. Tectonic setting and local and global sea-level changes further modify the nature of fan growth, the distribution of facies, and the resulting vertical stratigraphic sequences.
Stow, D. A. V., Howell, D. G., & Nelson, C. H. (1983). Sedimentary, tectonic, and sea-level controls on submarine fan and slope-apron turbidite systems. Geo-Marine Letters, 3(2-4), 57-64. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02462448