(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Holocene coastal evolution of southwest Thailand - implications for the site-specific preservation of palaeotsunami deposits

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BRILL D. (1) ; JANKAEW K. (2) ; NEUBAUER N.-P. (1) ; KELLETAT D. (1) ; SCHEFFERS A. (3) ; VÖTT A. (4) ; BRÜCKNER H. (1) ;
(1) Inst. of Geography, Univ., Köln, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Dept. of Geology, Fac. of Science, Chulalongkorn Univ., Bangkok, THAILANDE
(3) Southern Cross Univ., Southern Cross GeoScience, Lismore, AUSTRALIE
(4) Inst. for Geography, Johannes Gutenberg Univ., Mainz, ALLEMAGNE


Based on sediment drill cores this study reconstructs Holocene changes in palaeogeography for three coastal sections along the west coast of Thailand to evaluate the influence of coastal evolution on local tsunami records. The patterns of palaeotsunamis archived on Phra Thong Island (four events within the last 3,000 years) and at Ban Bang Sak (up to three events within the period 1,200–2,000 cal BP and another event at 500–700 cal BP) can be explained by the time windows provided by the evolution of favourable environments. At Pakarang Cape, instead, only one prehistoric tsunami at 1,000–1,200 cal BP is archived, although a back-reef lagoon, which proved to be a suitable environment for preservation, was persistent for several millennia


Article of periodic

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

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 58, no3 [pp. 273-303]

Bibliographic references : 75 ref.

Collation : 12 fig., 1 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2014/0132

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