Sedimentary Events during Flandrian Sea-Level Rise in the South-West Corner of the North Sea

  1. S.-D. Nio,
  2. R. T. E. Shüttenhelm and
  3. Tj. C. E. Van Weering
  1. B. D'Olier

Published Online: 29 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303759.ch16

Holocene Marine Sedimentation in the North Sea Basin

Holocene Marine Sedimentation in the North Sea Basin

How to Cite

D'Olier, B. (2009) Sedimentary Events during Flandrian Sea-Level Rise in the South-West Corner of the North Sea, in Holocene Marine Sedimentation in the North Sea Basin (eds S.-D. Nio, R. T. E. Shüttenhelm and Tj. C. E. Van Weering), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303759.ch16

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology, City of London Polytechnic, Walburgh House, Bigland Street, London E1 2NG, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 DEC 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632008582

Online ISBN: 9781444303759

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Keywords:

  • transgression and seismic profiling;
  • flood-dominant component;
  • larger ‘inner’ estuarine sandbanks;
  • Kentish Knock;
  • largely of fine- to medium-grained

Summary

By the extensive use of reflection seismic profiler, side-scan sonar, echo sounder, corer and grab sampler a detailed picture of the initial surface topography over which the Flandrian transgressive sea migrated has been drawn up. The positions of several of the tidal sand ridges are shown to be directly related to this model of a partly modified drowned landscape. Their present-day locations can be expressed in terms of transitory island sites, coalesced beaches, confluent channel bars, and changing coastline positions.

The presence of a tectonically stable zone from the Thames Estuary to the Belgian coast is suggested as a factor to be considered when comparing apparent Flandrian sea-level rise data from different parts of the southern North Sea.