(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Holocene evolution of a rock-bounded barrier-lagoon system, Cíes Islands, northwest Iberia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Marine Geology Dep., National Lab. for Energy and Geology-LNEG, Alfragide, PORTUGAL
(2) Dep. Bioloxía Vexetal e Ciencias do Solo, Univ., Vigo, ESPAGNE
(3) Dep. Xeociencias Marinas e Ordenación do Territorio, Univ., Vigo, ESPAGNE


In this paper, the AA. analyse the depositional history of the Cíes Islands barrier-lagoon system, based on lithofacies, radiocarbon ages, and pollen analysis. The results reveal a sedimentary sequence that provides evidence for striking changes in the dynamical functioning of this complex since the mid-Holocene. This resultant sedimentary sequence suggests that climatic conditions played an important role controlling the sedimentation regime during the entire history of the basin; changing water-table levels during early stages of evolution and increasing storminess during more recent times. In addition, background sea-level rise related to the Holocene transgression was a key factor in controlling the evolution of the system, yet its influence depended to an extent on the relative elevation of the bedrock topography


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no11 [pp. 1575-1586]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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