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Relative water level change in the intracoastal zone of Belgium and Northern France over the last 2500 years

Stephen Louwye UGent and Erwin Declercq (1998) BOREAS. 27(3). p.162-177
abstract
Water level positions during the Subatlantic in the coastal plain of Belgium and Northern France are assessed by means of indicators such as tidal levees, upper tidal flat deposits and mature salt marshes. The indicators are evaluated for the reconstruction of local mean high water and local mean spring high water levels in the intracoastal zone. No significant altitude difference is observed between the indicators genetically related to the Dunkerque II inundation phase, i.e. before the land reclamations of the 10th century AD, and the medieval Climate Optimum (AD 1000-1350). There is no evidence for a high relative local water level or a water level rise during the medieval Climate Optimum. It is shown that a hydrological phenomenon, probably an estuary effect, caused water levels to rise significantly in restricted areas of the former tidal flat during the Dunkerque II phase. A comparison between the local water level record and the tide gauge records at Oostende indicates a more marked fluctuation over the last 160 years than during the preceding 700 years.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
SEA-LEVEL, HOLOCENE
journal title
BOREAS
Boreas
volume
27
issue
3
pages
162 - 177
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000076550900002
ISSN
0300-9483
DOI
10.1111/j.1502-3885.1998.tb00876.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
180302
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-180302
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2004-01-14 13:41:00
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  abstract     = {Water level positions during the Subatlantic in the coastal plain of Belgium and Northern France are assessed by means of indicators such as tidal levees, upper tidal flat deposits and mature salt marshes. The indicators are evaluated for the reconstruction of local mean high water and local mean spring high water levels in the intracoastal zone. No significant altitude difference is observed between the indicators genetically related to the Dunkerque II inundation phase, i.e. before the land reclamations of the 10th century AD, and the medieval Climate Optimum (AD 1000-1350). There is no evidence for a high relative local water level or a water level rise during the medieval Climate Optimum. It is shown that a hydrological phenomenon, probably an estuary effect, caused water levels to rise significantly in restricted areas of the former tidal flat during the Dunkerque II phase. A comparison between the local water level record and the tide gauge records at Oostende indicates a more marked fluctuation over the last 160 years than during the preceding 700 years.},
  author       = {Louwye, Stephen and Declercq, Erwin},
  issn         = {0300-9483},
  journal      = {BOREAS},
  keyword      = {SEA-LEVEL,HOLOCENE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {162--177},
  title        = {Relative water level change in the intracoastal zone of Belgium and Northern France over the last 2500 years},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3885.1998.tb00876.x},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {1998},
}

Chicago
Louwye, Stephen, and Erwin Declercq. 1998. “Relative Water Level Change in the Intracoastal Zone of Belgium and Northern France over the Last 2500 Years.” Boreas 27 (3): 162–177.
APA
Louwye, S., & Declercq, E. (1998). Relative water level change in the intracoastal zone of Belgium and Northern France over the last 2500 years. BOREAS, 27(3), 162–177.
Vancouver
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Louwye S, Declercq E. Relative water level change in the intracoastal zone of Belgium and Northern France over the last 2500 years. BOREAS. 1998;27(3):162–77.
MLA
Louwye, Stephen, and Erwin Declercq. “Relative Water Level Change in the Intracoastal Zone of Belgium and Northern France over the Last 2500 Years.” BOREAS 27.3 (1998): 162–177. Print.