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dc.contributor.author Braley, S. M.
dc.contributor.author Wintle, Ann G.
dc.contributor.author Wilson, P.
dc.contributor.author Orford, J. D.
dc.contributor.author Knight, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-29T10:11:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-29T10:11:21Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-29
dc.identifier.citation Braley , S M , Wintle , A G , Wilson , P , Orford , J D & Knight , J 2011 , ' Late-Holocene (post-4000 years BP) coastal dune development in Northumberland, northeast England ' The Holocene , vol 11 , no. 2 , pp. 215-229 . , 10.1191/095968301667179797 en
dc.identifier.issn 1477-0911
dc.identifier.other PURE: 169740
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7213
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7213
dc.description Wilson, P., Orford, J. D., Knight, J., Braley, S. M., Wintle, A. G. (2001). Late-Holocene (post-4000 years BP) coastal dune development in Northumberland, northeast England. Holocene, 11(2), 215-229. en
dc.description.abstract The recent environmental history of coastal dune systems in Northumberland, northeast England, has been examined using geomorphological, stratigraphical and sedimentological techniques linked to radiocarbon and infrared-stimulated luminescence (IRSL) dating. Stratigraphies were determined from 22 vibracores and three sections, and dune chronology was based on 28 C-14 dates, from pear and soil organic horizons, and 26 IRSL dates on K-feldspar grains from within sand layers. Almost all dune systems are associated with regressive shorelines consequent upon a fall in relative sea level (RSL) from its Holocene peak, and indicate RSL functioned as a macroscale control on dune development. Where dunes are anchored on terrestrial sediment, dune expansion may have been either transgressive or regressive in nature. Where near-shore marine sediments form the dune substrate, a regressive (prograding) dune model seems most likely. Most dune building occurred during the 'Little Ice Age' (LIA), probably in association with specific climatic and morphosedimentary conditions, principally periods of easterly circulation, a greater frequency of severe North Sea storms, RSL fall, and sediment and accommodation space availability. Dune development in Holocene cool intervals earlier than the LIA was of limited spatial extent, suggesting some differences in prevailing conditions at those times. en
dc.format.extent 15 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof The Holocene en
dc.title Late-Holocene (post-4000 years BP) coastal dune development in Northumberland, northeast England en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/095968301667179797
dc.contributor.institution Quaternary Environmental Change Group en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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