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Note concerning the origin of Scheldt estuary bottom sediments (Belgium, The Netherlands)
Wartel, S.; de Meuter, F.; Ringele, A. (1983). Note concerning the origin of Scheldt estuary bottom sediments (Belgium, The Netherlands). Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Aardwet. = Bull. - Inst. r. sci. nat. Belg., Sci. Terre 55(1): 15 pp.
In: Bulletin van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen. Aardwetenschappen = Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Sciences de la Terre. KBIN: Brussel. ISSN 0374-6291, more
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Keywords
    Quaternary; Recent sediments; Tertiary; Foraminifera [WoRMS]; Mollusca [WoRMS]; Belgium, Antwerp [Marine Regions]; Belgium, Rupel; Belgium, Schelde [Marine Regions]; Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Wartel, S., more
  • de Meuter, F.
  • Ringele, A.

Abstract
    The analyses of gravels, shells and foraminifera of bottom sediments in the Scheldt estuary reveal a correlation between these sediments and the substratum. This is particularly so for the foraminifera assemblages. The results indicate on the one hand an erosion of Tertiary and Quaternary deposits and, on the other hand, a prevailing downstream sediment transport between the river Rupel and Antwerp and an up- as a downstream sediment transport as well in the river Western-Scheldt.

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