(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Beach ridge systems - archives for Holocene coastal events ?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SCHEFFERS A. (1) ; ENGEL M. (2) ; SCHEFFERS S. (1) ; KELLETAT D. (2) ;
(1) Southern Cross Univ., AUSTRALIE
(2) Univ., Köln, ALLEMAGNE


The aim of this review is not to discuss the multiple genetic aspects of beach ridge formation but to document their worldwide distribution and their potential as archives for understanding environmental change such as sea-level variations, sediment supply and palaeo-storm activity during the postglacial coastal evolution. Beach ridge systems, however, belong to the most promising geo-archives for the study of climate change and sea-level variations over the Holocene, as well as for deciphering event histories. This paper presents examples of some studies in this field, in relation to a global overview of beach ridge systems and their morphological characteristics


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no1 [pp. 5-37]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 13 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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