Sedimentary facies and architecture of the holocene to recent Rømø barrier island in the Danish Wadden Sea

Peter N. Johannessen, Lars Henrik Nielsen, Lars Nielsen, Ingelise Møller, Morten Pejrup, Thorbjørn J. Andersen, Joakim Korshøj, Birger Larsen, Stefan Piasecki

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This paper describes an ongoing multidisciplinary study on the development of the barrier islands in the Danish Wadden Sea (Vadehavet), carried out by the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Copenhagen and the Geolo gical Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). Nine sediment cores each c. 25 m long and a total of c. 45 km ground penetrating radar (GPR) profiles have been acquired on the islands of Rømø and Fanø. Geochemical and palaeontological analyses and dating of 150 core samples using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) are in progress. This multidisciplinary approach has given new insights into the sedimentary architecture and development of the island, and the study is expected to result in a new detailed facies model. Such models are essential for an assessment of the effects of rising sea level associated with global warming. The new facies model can also be used as an analogue for subsurface oil or water reservoirs in similar sedimentary settings. This article presents selected core and GPR data from the Rømø barrier island.
TitelReview of Survey activities 2007
RedaktørerOle Bennike, A.K. Higgins
ForlagDe Nationale Geologiske Undersøgelser for Danmark og Grønland
Antal sider4
ISBN (Trykt)9788778712134
StatusUdgivet - 10 jul. 2008


NavnGeological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin
ISSN (Trykt)1604-8156
ISSN (Elektronisk)1904-4666


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