|An exploratory comparison of some Holocene sea-level chronologies from NW-Europe|
Denys, L. (1993). An exploratory comparison of some Holocene sea-level chronologies from NW-Europe, in: Baeteman, C. (Ed.) International Symposium on Quaternary Coastal Evolution: Models, Processes and Local to Global Factors. Oostduinkerke, Belgium, 15-18 September 1993. pp. 23-25
In: Baeteman, C. (Ed.) (1993). International Symposium on Quaternary Coastal Evolution: Models, Processes and Local to Global Factors. Oostduinkerke, Belgium, 15-18 September 1993. Extended abstract volume. International Geological Correlation Programme: Brussel. 150 pp., more
Chronology; Coastal areas; Holocene; Sea level changes; Marine
The comparison of Holocene sea-level chronologies from different coastal areas is an attractive exploratory method in the search for causal mechanisms in coastal development and sea-level change (e.g. Shennan et al., 1983, Tooley, 1978). However, as argued by Shennan (1982, 1985), its application to NW-European schemes is hindered by the use of different operational definitions in their construction. The more, even the best-founded chronologies are still considered only preliminary. Although it may be expected that such shortcomings indeed will largely prohibit reliable analyses at a small scale, broad tendencies - if not fully obscured by inter-regional variation - might still be detectable. An unpretentious attempt was therefor made to examine the possible similarities between some records from England and mainland North Sea coasts.