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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Nature, chronostratigraphy and origin of late Holocene coastal sands at Portrush, Co. Antrim

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WILSON P. (1) ; BRALEY S.M. ;
(1) School Environmental Studies, Univ. Ulster, Coleraine, ROYAUME-UNI

Abstract

Detailed analyses of a small exposure in coastal sands at Portrush, Co. Antrim, have yielded data that enable inferences concerning the origin and depositional history of the sands to be made. Site location, elevation, grain-size characteristics, and C 14 dating, along with data from a nearby site, combine to suggest that the basal sands at Portrush may result from marine processes during extreme events. The overlying sands are probably aeolian, reworked from the underlying marine sand, and contain buried organic-rich horizons that indicate sand depositional phases alternated with stability phases during which vegetation colonisation and pedogenesis occurred

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Irish geography / ISSN 0075-0778

Editor : Geographical Society of Ireland, Dublin - IRLANDE (1947)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 29, no2 [pp. 96-105]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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