(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1981)

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An emerging esker in southern Finland

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A partially submerged esker situated among a group of rocky islands on the northern coast of the Gulf of Finland is examined. As the esker emerged from the sea to form separate islands, the glaciofluvial material was deformed by current and wave action and redeposited. The contemporary rate of emergence is 1.8 mm per year. The structural differences in the primary esker have been emphasized by selective marine erosion. Wave action has resulted in the formation of beach ridges on the southernmost tip of the esker. Elsewhere this same action causes longshore drifting, which has resulted in the development of spits and tombolos on the lee side of the esker islands.


Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler Serie A physical geography Stockholm

Editor :

Millesime : 1981, vol. 63, no3-4 [pp. 293-301]

Bibliographic references : 23 réf.



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