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Late pleistocene-holocene sedimentation in the NW Aegean Sea: A palaeoclimatic palaeoceanographic reconstruction

Late pleistocene-holocene sedimentation in the NW Aegean Sea: A palaeoclimatic palaeoceanographic reconstruction
Late pleistocene-holocene sedimentation in the NW Aegean Sea: A palaeoclimatic palaeoceanographic reconstruction
Sedimentological (particle-size, organic carbon, calcium carbonate, clay mineralogy and radiocarbon dating) and micropalaeontological investigation of 9 cores from the NW Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean, have enabled five main lithological units to be identified. The units cover a period from the Late Pleistocene to the present day. On the basis of these results, and reference to other studies, a palaeo-reconstruction is presented for the area. The reconstruction takes into account the increase in sea level during the period, the decrease in fluvial inputs issuing to the area from the north Mediterranean coastline and the possible influence of water issuing from the Black Sea. It is concluded that the sedimentological and oceanographic regimes of the area were strongly influenced by a fluvial component during the Late Pleistocene and early Holocene, whereas today, the sedimentary record is more indicative of an open oceanic environment.
0031-0182
61-77
Cramp, Adrian
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Collins, Michael
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West, Richard
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Cramp, Adrian
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Collins, Michael
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West, Richard
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Cramp, Adrian, Collins, Michael and West, Richard (1988) Late pleistocene-holocene sedimentation in the NW Aegean Sea: A palaeoclimatic palaeoceanographic reconstruction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 68 (1), 61-77. (doi:10.1016/0031-0182(88)90017-X).

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Sedimentological (particle-size, organic carbon, calcium carbonate, clay mineralogy and radiocarbon dating) and micropalaeontological investigation of 9 cores from the NW Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean, have enabled five main lithological units to be identified. The units cover a period from the Late Pleistocene to the present day. On the basis of these results, and reference to other studies, a palaeo-reconstruction is presented for the area. The reconstruction takes into account the increase in sea level during the period, the decrease in fluvial inputs issuing to the area from the north Mediterranean coastline and the possible influence of water issuing from the Black Sea. It is concluded that the sedimentological and oceanographic regimes of the area were strongly influenced by a fluvial component during the Late Pleistocene and early Holocene, whereas today, the sedimentary record is more indicative of an open oceanic environment.

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Published date: 1988
Organisations: Ocean and Earth Science

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Local EPrints ID: 192595
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/192595
ISSN: 0031-0182
PURE UUID: cda99aaf-8867-436b-ad51-22a495d61877

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:31

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