Palaeoenvironments and changes in relative sea level during the last interglaciation at Langelandselv, Jameson Land, East Greenland

Henrik Vosgerau, Svend Funder, Michael Kelly, Karen Luise Knudsen, Christian Kronborg, Hanne Birgit Madsen, Hans Pettek Sejrup

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Abstract

Coastal cliffs and stream cut sections at Langelandselv on Jameson Land show a 22 m thick sedimentary succession reflecting the development of shallow marine and fluvial environments during the last interglaciation. The shallow marine sediments were deposited in upper shoreface, back‐barrier, and delta environments during a rise in the relative sea level from 0 to 18 m. The interglacial succession ends with glaciotectonically dislocated fluvial sand, and is capped by alternating beds of lodgement till and fluvial sand, deposited during the Early Weichselian. The age is determined by palacoceanographic correlation of molluse and foraminifer faunas with isotopic substage 5e in the deep sea record, supported by luminescencs and U/Th dates and amino acid analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-411
Number of pages14
JournalBoreas
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1994
Externally publishedYes

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate

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