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Tectonic, eustatic and climatic significance of raised beaches of Val de Saire, Cotentin, Normandy, France

Coutard, Sylvie; Lautridou, Jean-Pierre; Rhodes, Edward; Clet, Martine


Detailed mapping, morphostratigraphical and geochronological analyses were undertaken in the Val de Saire, Cotentin, Normandy, northern France. These studies have identified a series of Middle and Upper Pleistocene-age deposits overlying four wave-cut platforms (PF IV-PF I), which can be associated with temperate high sea-level events and equated with MIS 11, 9, 7 and MI Substage 5e. A sea-level stand recorded at -20 m NGF at the La Mondrée site seems to correspond to MI Substage 5c or 5a. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2005.02.003


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