(Article of periodic en Français - 1983)

Document title

Schéma de la sédimentation quaternaire sur la partie centrale du littoral brésilien


In the Quaternary, the central part of the Brazilian coastline suffered considerable variations in the relative sea-level. It was possible to identify three high sea levels. The last two whose relative sea-level is situated at a maximum of 8 2 m (120 000 years BP) and 4,5 0,5 m (5 100 years BP) above the current level left considerable records which could be identified through numerous absolute datings. The submergence and emergence of this coast towards 5 100 years BP are of first importance to understand the mechanisms of the Holocene littoral sedimentation.


Article of periodic

published at : Les cahiers de l'ORSTOM. Série Géologie Bondy

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 13, no1

Bibliographic references : 37 réf.



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