(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Morphological records of storm floods exemplified by the impact of the 1872 Baltic storm on a sandy spit system in south-eastern Denmark

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CLEMMENSEN L.B. (1) ; BENDIXEN M. (1) ; HEDE M.U. (1) ; KROON A. (1) ; NIELSEN L. (1) ; MURRAY A.S. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK
(2) Nordic Lab. for Luminescence Dating, Dep. of Earth Science, Univ., Risø National Lab. for Sustainable Development, DTU, Aarhus, DANEMARK


This study investigates the morphological impacts of the 1872 Baltic storm flood on a beach-ridge system (sandy spit) in south-eastern Denmark and evaluates the frequency of extreme storm flood events in the area over a longer time perspective. This paper combines field studies of morphology and sedimentary deposits, studies of historical maps, digital terrain model, ground-penetrating radar profiles, and luminescence dating. Four phases were highlighted. The studied beach-ridge system records about 4500 years of accumulation; the storm flood sediments described are unique suggesting that the 1872 Baltic storm flood event was an extreme event. Thus studies of beach-ridge systems form a new source for understanding storm surge risk


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no4 [pp. 499-508]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 9 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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