(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Internal structure of a barrier beach as revealed by ground penetrating radar (GPR) : Chesil beach, UK

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BENNETT M.R. (1) ; CASSIDY N.J. (2) ; PILE J. (1) ;
(1) School of Conservation Sciences, Univ., Bournemouth, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Univ., Keele, ROYAUME-UNI


Here, the AA. present a three-fold model for the evolution of Chesil Beach (Dorset) based on a series of 9 ground penetrating radar (GPR) traverses located at 3 sites along its length at Abbotsbury, Langton Herring and at Ferry Bridge. The case study not only refines the evolutionary picture of Chesil Beach, but illustrates the importance of the subtle interplay between relative sea level and sediment supply in the evolution of a barrier system. In addition, it also illustrates the potential of GPR in resolving the evolutionary history of gravel-rich coastal landforms such as Chesil Beach


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 104, no3-4 [pp. 218-229]

Bibliographic references : 0,5 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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