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Palaeogeographical reconstruction of the offshore area off the Belgian coast: acoustic investigations
Wartel, S. (1989). Palaeogeographical reconstruction of the offshore area off the Belgian coast: acoustic investigations, 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. 92-104
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
    Palaeoceanography; Palaeoenvironments; Sound measurement; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]; Marine

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Abstract
    Since 1986 the subbottom of the continental shelf off the Belgian coast has been surveyed. An area extending from Nieuwpoort to Zeebrugge and some 14 km seaward has been investigated. The study aims to contribute to the reconstruction of the palaeoenvironment during the Quaternary, and more specifically during the Holocene, in this area. Indeed, on the basis of the seaward extension of the uppermost intercalated peat layer, as was observed by Baeteman (1981) it can logically be assumed that beach and dune formations of Quaternary age occur on some parts of the continental shelf off the Belgian coast. The shoreward extension of thick peat deposits is one of the indicators for a more northwestward located older coastline. The subbottom survey also intended to supply information for the interpretation of a network of borings recovered on the continental shelf, offshore the Belgian coast, during a vast drilling project of the Belgian Geological Survey.

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