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Changes in sedimentation trends in SW Iberia Holocene estuaries (Spain)



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Lario, Javier and Zazo Cardeña, Caridad and Goy Goy, José Luis and Dabrio, Cristino J. and Borja, Francisco and Silva Barroso, Pablo Gabriel and Sierro, Francisco Javier and González, A. and Soler Javaloyes, Vicente and Yll, E.I. (2002) Changes in sedimentation trends in SW Iberia Holocene estuaries (Spain). Quaternary international, 93-94 . pp. 171-176. ISSN 1040-6182

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An analysis of sedimentation rates during the Holocene in estuaries in the southwestern coast of the Iberian Peninsula using
depth/age diagrams reveals the existence of two distinct phases. The first, between ca. 10,000 and 6500 Cal BP, still in the
transgressive phase, yields values of sedimentation rates of 5 mm/yr. The second phase extends after the maximum transgressive (ca.
6500 Cal BP) until the present, with sedimentation rates of 1.5–2 mm/yr. These results support the idea that marine sedimentation
began during the transgressive phase and continued during the highstand phase, far beyond the time of the transgressive maximum,
as postulated in some previous papers. r 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd and INQUA. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Holocene, Spain, Estuaries, SW Iberian, Sedimentation
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Stratigraphic geology
ID Code:10848
Deposited On:17 Jun 2010 08:27
Last Modified:11 Dec 2018 08:42

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