(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Renewal of tidal forests in Washington State after a subduction earthquake in A.D. 1700


This paper presents evidence that an earthquake made such trees scarce at estuaries of westernmost Washington. Remains of dead trees and ring counts in living trees show that an A.D. 1700 earthquake reset an ecological clock by changing forests into tidal flats. Postearthquake tides, and perhaps uplift as well, then created land on which new trees became established. Such renewal, seen also in Alaska after an earthquake in 1964, probably explains why Washington's tidal forests now contain few ancient trees


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 56, no2 [pp. 139-147]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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