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Relation between superficial sediment grainsize and morphological features of the coastal ridges off the Belgian coast
de Maeyer, Ph.; Wartel, S. (1988). Relation between superficial sediment grainsize and morphological features of the coastal ridges off the Belgian coast, in: de Boer, P.L. et al. (Ed.) Tide-influenced sedimentary environments and facies. Extended versions of papers presented at the Symposium on Classic Tidal Deposits, held August 1985 in Utrecht, Netherlands. pp. 91-100
In: de Boer, P.L. et al. (Ed.) (1988). Tide-influenced sedimentary environments and facies. Extended versions of papers presented at the Symposium on Classic Tidal Deposits, held August 1985 in Utrecht, Netherlands. D. Reidel Publishing: Dordrecht. ISBN 90-277-2622-1. ix, 530 pp., more

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Keywords
    Accretion; Coastal morphology; Grain size; Ridges; Sedimentation; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]; ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks [Marine Regions]; Marine

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Abstract
    In the Coastal Ridges area off the coast of Belgium a correlation is found between the grain size distribution of bottom samples and the sea bed morphology. A plot of average grain size of bottom sediments along a transect perpendicular to the coast is out of phase with bathymetry: the largest average grain size values do not coincide with the ridge crest but are observed on the seaward flank. These observations support the hypothesis of a landward accretion of the Coastal Ridges.

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