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Observations on the transition from Calais deposits to surface peat in the Western Belgian coastal plain: results of a paleoenvironmental diatom study
Denys, L. (1989). Observations on the transition from Calais deposits to surface peat in the Western Belgian coastal plain: results of a paleoenvironmental diatom study, in: Baeteman, C. (Ed.) Quaternary sea-level investigations from Belgium: a contribution to IGCP Project 200. Professional Paper. Geological Survey of Belgium, 1989/6(241): pp. 20-43
In: Baeteman, C. (Ed.) (1989). Quaternary sea-level investigations from Belgium: a contribution to IGCP Project 200. Professional Paper. Geological survey of Belgium, 1989/6(241). Geologische Dienst van België: Brussel. 104 pp., more
In: Professional Paper. Geological Survey of Belgium. Belgische Geologische Dienst: Brussel. ISSN 0378-0902, more
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Keywords
    Diatoms; Palaeoenvironments; Peat; Recent sediments; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]; Marine

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Abstract
    The transition from the clastic Calais deposits to the main body of the Holland peat in the western Belgian coastal plain was investigated by means of diatom analyses of seven cores, from close to the present coastline up to the polder border. At all sites the peat was found to rest upon mudflat and saltmarsh deposits and not upon lagoonal sediments, as often supposed. Peat formation in the backswamps was apparently induced by the waterlogging of silted-up areas due to a considerable supply of fresh water, mainly of inland origin.

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