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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1993)

Document title

Theoretical constraints and chronological evidence of Holocene coastal development in central and southern South Wales, Australia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

YOUNG R. W. ; BRYANT E. A. ; PRICE D. M. ; WIRTH L. M. ; PEASE M. ;

Abstract

Holocene coastal evolution in New South Wales has been interpreted essentially as the unfolding of the impact of marine transgression. An alternate interpretation presented here challenges the concept of the marine transgression as the primary « forcing function ». It a) attributes early Holocene dune mobilisation to climate rather than the rising sea; b) shows that the sea reached its present level by 7 ka and rose to at last + 2 m until ∼ 1,5 ka; c) links late Holocene activity to local disruption of vegetation rather than to regional episodic storminess; d) demonstrates a fall of 2[o] C in sea surface temperature after 3 ka that coincides with the onset of barrier erosion; 2) recognises the imprint of at least three tsunamis in the coastal sedimentary record

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1993, vol. 7, no4 [pp. 317-329]

Bibliographic references : 42 réf.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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