(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

Quaternary emergent and submergent coasts: comparison of the Holocene sedimentation in Brazil


Very distinctive relative Sea-level fluctuations during the past 7 000 years occured along the coasts of Brazil and the southeastern United States. The Brazilian coast was subjected to submergence until about 5 100 years BP, followed by emergence. The Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States on the other hand, have been in submergence continuously. Consequently great differences are evident in the respective patterns of coastal deposition during the Holocene. Before 5 100 years BP the Brazilian coast was probably quite similar to that of the present southeastern United States.


Article of periodic

published at : Anais da Academia brasileira de ciencias Rio de Janeiro

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 56, no2 [pp. 163-167]

Bibliographic references : 22 réf.



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