Raised gravelly spits and beach ridges were studied as components of the late-holocene coastal evolution in NW Jutland. Two gravelly spits up to 8-9 m above the present sea level were dated 4000-4700 YBP by oyster shells, i.e. of/ate Littorina/Tapes subborealtransgression. Dating of organic matter suggested general dune stabilization within the study area from 471 YBP. The data suggest that the study area operated as a semi- enclosed and sheltered embayment. The ridges indicate transgression of sediment masses arrested from the longshore drift, superimposed by moderate eolian accumulation.
- NW Jutland
- Raised beaches
- coastal morphology
- dune building
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)