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The stratigraphy, depositional environment and dating of a possible tidal surge deposit in the Beauly Firth area, northeast Scotland

The stratigraphy, depositional environment and dating of a possible tidal surge deposit in the Beauly Firth area, northeast Scotland

Haggart, Bruce Andrew (1988) The stratigraphy, depositional environment and dating of a possible tidal surge deposit in the Beauly Firth area, northeast Scotland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 66 (3-4). pp. 215-230. ISSN 0031-0182 (doi:10.1016/0031-0182(88)90200-3)

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Abstract

The stratigraphic setting, pollen and diatom content and radiocarbon age of a thin minerogenic layer predominantly composed of grey micaceous silty sand are described from two sites located near the head of the Beauly Firth, Scotland. The layer resulted from a short-lived incursion of marine water which flooded subtidal, intertidal saltmarsh and reedswamp environments during the mid-Holocene. Comparisons with other sites in eastern Scotland indicate this incursion may have been caused by a North Sea storm surge event of considerable magnitude.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Holocene, Beauly Firth, Scotland, North Sea storm surge, Coastal sedimentary sequences, Pollen analysis, Diatom analysis, Radiocarbon dating
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:13
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12509

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