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Beach ridge systems - archives for Holocene coastal events ?

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

SCHEFFERS, A.
Southern Cross Univ., Australie
ENGEL, M.
Univ., Köln, Allemagne
SCHEFFERS, S.
Southern Cross Univ., Australie
KELLETAT, D.
Univ., Köln, Allemagne


Description :
The aim of this review is not to discuss the multiple genetic aspects of beach ridge formation but to document their worldwide distribution and their potential as archives for understanding environmental change such as sea-level variations, sediment supply and palaeo-storm activity during the postglacial coastal evolution. Beach ridge systems, however, belong to the most promising geo-archives for the study of climate change and sea-level variations over the Holocene, as well as for deciphering event histories. This paper presents examples of some studies in this field, in relation to a global overview of beach ridge systems and their morphological characteristics.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Progress in physical geography, issn : 0309-1333, 2012, vol. 36, n°. 1, p. 5-37, nombre de pages : 33, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2012

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Sage Publications

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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