Journal article

The development of the Princess Charlotte Bay chenier plain: New results and insights

Dylan Horne, Brian Lees, Matthew Cupper, Kathryn Fitzsimmons

MARINE GEOLOGY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2015


Chenier plains record changes in the mode of coastal progradation between periods of mudflat accumulation and coarse sediment deposition. The geomorphic development of the Princess Charlotte Bay chenier plain was last considered in the 1980s and the conclusions have contributed to knowledge of muddy coastal morphodynamics. Obtaining new data through the use of luminescence dating techniques provided an opportunity to reassess previous findings. Data were obtained from the south western portion of the bay where the chenier ridges were most distinct whereas previous research had been concentrated on the far eastern periphery of the plain. Optically-stimulated luminescence age estimates and rad..

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