(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Historical morphogenesis of the Turia River coastal flood plain in the Mediterranean littoral of Spain

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CARMONA P. (1) ; RUIZ J.M. (1) ;
(1) Dep. de Geografía, Fac. de Geografía e Historia, Univ., Valencia, ESPAGNE


The cross-referencing of sedimentological, stratigraphic, geoarchaeological and radiocarbon data enables to establish the geomorphologic evolution of the Late Holocene coastal flood plain of the Turia River. The Holocene marine transgression formed a coastal barrier lagoon environment in the coastal plain. During the Late Holocene, increased sediments supplied to the low reach of the river promoted: (a): the progradation of deltaic coastal sandy ridges on the coastline and (b): the aggradation of the floodplain on top of the sedimentary sequence. Four phases are clearly recognised in the geoarchaeological record of the flood plain. The navigable channel of the Roman and early Islamic periods became a wide and shallow braided channel in Medieval times. These phases are correlated with others detected by researchers in many areas of the Mediterranean region and with global Holocene climate events


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 86, no3 [pp. 139-149]

Bibliographic references : 63 ref.

Collation : 8 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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