(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Evidence of isochronic transgressive surfaces within the Jade Bay tidal flat area, southern German North Sea coast ? Holocene event horizons of regional interest

published at : Reconstructing and modeling of paleotsunami events. Multi-proxy approaches, geophysical studies, numerical simulations

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WARTENBERG W. (1 2) ; VÖTT A. (3) ; FREUND H. (2) ; HADLER H. (3) ; FRECHEN M. (4) ; WILLERSHÄUSER T. (3) ; SCHNAIDT S. (5) ; FISCHER P. (3) ; OBROCKI L. (3) ;
(2) Geoecology Working Group, Inst. for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine environment (ICBM), Univ. Oldenburg, Wilhelmshaven, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Natural Hazard Research and Geoarcheology Group, Inst. for Geography, Johannes Gutenberg Univ., Mainz, ALLEMAGNE
(4) Inst. for Applied Geophysics (LIAG), Hannover, ALLEMAGNE
(5) Sedimentology Working Group, Steinmann Inst., Univ., Bonn, ALLEMAGNE


The sedimentary succession of the Jade Bay in Lower Saxony, southern German North Sea, was examined using percussion core data. Cores were drilled within a tidal flat environment to detect the Holocene depositional record and to outline the underlying Pleistocene relief. Geochronology is based on radiocarbon ages and on pollen and macro-remains of encountered Holocene peat layers. XRF-data obtained by both stationary and handheld scanning techniques was used to trace interferences of different sedimentary environments. Four high-energy chronozones of mid Holocene to late Holocene age were recognised and correlated with the stratigraphic record over long distances. High-energy related structures were found. They document dominant isochronic transgressive surfaces in the stratigraphical record of the Jade Bay area which, so far, have not been depicted in contemporaneous models of tidal depositional environments but play a significant role in the overall coastal evolution


Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 57, no 4 [pp. 229-256]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 98 fig., 17 tabl., 2 annexes




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