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The evolution of the sedimentary environment in the lower River Scheldt valley (Belgium) during the last 13,000 a BP

(2012) GEOLOGICA BELGICA. 15(1-2). p.105-112
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The sedimentary evolution of the alluvial plain of the lower River Scheldt between Wetteren and Dendermonde, was studied based on more than 1000 hand borings, radiocarbon, dendrochronological and OSL dating, palynological analysis and archaeological surveys. The results show a laterally migrating river during the Late Glacial, creating large meander loops. During the Late Dryas fluvial processes interacted with aeolian processes, resulting in dune formation. During the early Holocene, fluvial activity diminished resulting in an underfit river in which vertical accretion became the dominant fluvial process. The presence of multiple small channels in some parts of the study area demonstrates that the fluvial system evolved locally to an anabranching river. Meanwhile vertical accretion continued. Short before the Roman period, the River Scheldt returned to a distinct single-channelled meandering pattern. As lateral migration was limited vertical accumulation processes continued to dominate the fluvial environment. This process was halted by the construction of an extensive network of dikes from the medieval period onwards.
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FLUVIAL RESPONSE, Holocene, POINT-BAR DEPOSITS, YOUNGER DRYAS, CLIMATE, NETHERLANDS, EUROPE, HOLOCENE, MODEL, fluvial environment, lateral and vertical accretion, STRATIFICATION, Late Glacial, GERMANY

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Bogemans, Frieda, Erwin Meylemans, Jonathan Jacops, Yves Perdaen, Annelies Storme, Inge Verdurmen, and Koen Deforce. 2012. “The Evolution of the Sedimentary Environment in the Lower River Scheldt Valley (Belgium) During the Last 13,000 a BP.” Geologica Belgica 15 (1-2): 105–112.
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Bogemans, Frieda, Meylemans, E., Jacops, J., Perdaen, Y., Storme, A., Verdurmen, I., & Deforce, K. (2012). The evolution of the sedimentary environment in the lower River Scheldt valley (Belgium) during the last 13,000 a BP. GEOLOGICA BELGICA, 15(1-2), 105–112.
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Bogemans F, Meylemans E, Jacops J, Perdaen Y, Storme A, Verdurmen I, et al. The evolution of the sedimentary environment in the lower River Scheldt valley (Belgium) during the last 13,000 a BP. GEOLOGICA BELGICA. 2012;15(1-2):105–12.
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Bogemans, Frieda, Erwin Meylemans, Jonathan Jacops, et al. “The Evolution of the Sedimentary Environment in the Lower River Scheldt Valley (Belgium) During the Last 13,000 a BP.” GEOLOGICA BELGICA 15.1-2 (2012): 105–112. Print.
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  abstract     = {The sedimentary evolution of the alluvial plain of the lower River Scheldt between Wetteren and Dendermonde, was studied based on more than 1000 hand borings, radiocarbon, dendrochronological and OSL dating, palynological analysis and archaeological surveys. The results show a laterally migrating river during the Late Glacial, creating large meander loops. During the Late Dryas fluvial processes interacted with aeolian processes, resulting in dune formation. During the early Holocene, fluvial activity diminished resulting in an underfit river in which vertical accretion became the dominant fluvial process. The presence of multiple small channels in some parts of the study area demonstrates that the fluvial system evolved locally to an anabranching river. Meanwhile vertical accretion continued. Short before the Roman period, the River Scheldt returned to a distinct single-channelled meandering pattern. As lateral migration was limited vertical accumulation processes continued to dominate the fluvial environment. This process was halted by the construction of an extensive network of dikes from the medieval period onwards.},
  author       = {Bogemans, Frieda and Meylemans, Erwin and Jacops, Jonathan and Perdaen, Yves and Storme, Annelies and Verdurmen, Inge and Deforce, Koen},
  issn         = {1374-8505},
  journal      = {GEOLOGICA BELGICA},
  keyword      = {FLUVIAL RESPONSE,Holocene,POINT-BAR DEPOSITS,YOUNGER DRYAS,CLIMATE,NETHERLANDS,EUROPE,HOLOCENE,MODEL,fluvial environment,lateral and vertical accretion,STRATIFICATION,Late Glacial,GERMANY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {105--112},
  title        = {The evolution of the sedimentary environment in the lower River Scheldt valley (Belgium) during the last 13,000 a BP},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2012},
}

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