Late Quaternary Evolution of Amvrakikos Gulf, Western Greece

Poulos, S.E., Collins, M.B. and Lykousis, V. (1995) Late Quaternary Evolution of Amvrakikos Gulf, Western Greece Geo-Marine Letters, 15, (1), pp. 9-16. (doi:10.1007/BF01204492).


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Amvrakikos Gulf is a Neogene basin, formed during a late extensional tectonic phase within the Plio-Quaternary period. It is a semienclosed embayment, separated from the Ionian Sea by a shallow (< 10="" m) channel. The analysis of 3.5-khz seismic reflection profiles shows that, during the last (würm) glacial period, the parts of the gulf that lie at water depths >41 m (below present sea level) were a paleo-lake while the rest were exposed to subaerial erosion. Subsequent offshore depositional sequences accumulated at rates of 1.2–2.3

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1007/BF01204492
ISSNs: 0276-0460 (print)
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