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Title: Characterization and dating of coastal deposits of NW Portugal (Minho–Neiva area): A record of climate, eustasy and crustal uplift during the Quaternary
Authors: Carvalhido, Ricardo P. 
Pereira, Diamantino I. 
Cunha, Pedro P. 
Buylaert, Jan-Pieter 
Murray, Andrew S. 
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Project: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/SFRH/SFRH/BD/16438/2004/PT/PATRIMÓNIO GEOMORFOLÓGICO E GEOCONSERVAÇÃO. CONTRIBUTO PARA UM DESENVOLVIMENTO SUSTENTÁVEL NA BACIA DO RIO LIMA (NORTE DE PORTUGAL) 
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/3599-PPCDT/128857/PT/Fault Activity and Seismicity Triggered by Ocean Loading in West Iberia 
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/SFRH/SFRH/BSAB/1289/2012/PT/DATAÇÃO POR LUMINESCÊNCIA (QUARTZ-OSL E PIRIR) DE SEDIMENTOS PLISTOCÉNICOS DE PORTUGAL CENTRAL 
Serial title, monograph or event: Quaternary International
Volume: 328-329
Abstract: This study presents the characterization and numerical dating of Quaternary coastal deposits of NW Portugal, located between the mouths of the Minho and Neiva rivers. They record continental (small alluvial fans and streams) and transitional (aeolian dunes, interdune ponds, estuary, sandy and gravelly beaches) paleoenvironments. Quartz and K-feldspar optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating is employed as well as AMS 14C dating. A staircase of coastal terraces (abrasion shore platforms) was identified (altimetry, a.s.l.) and ascribed to the following probable Marine Isotope Stages (MIS): T1 e 20- 18 m (MIS11); T2 e ca. 13 m (MIS9); T3 e 9.3e7.3 m (MIS7); T4 e 5.5e4.5 m (MIS5); T5 e 3.5e2.0 m (MIS5). The terraces have some preserved sedimentary facies that includes coeval beach sediments on the lowest four. A late Pleistocene to Holocene sedimentary cover comprises four sub-units: a) the lower sub-unit, corresponding to ferruginous stream deposits and aeolian dunes dated ca. 67e61 ka (MIS4), probably related with sub-humid to arid mid-cold conditions; b) on the slopes, the lower sub-unit is overlapped by sandy-silty colluvium and sandy alluvial deposits dated ca. 56e28 ka (MIS3) and probably reflecting cold/mid-cold and wet/dry climate conditions; c) this sub-unit is topped by soliflucted lobes and sandy-silty/silty deposits recording cold and dry climate dated 20e13 ka (MIS2), and d) a top subunit dated to 16e18th century, recording Little Ice Age events, consisting of fluvial sediments coeval with temperate climate evolving to aeolian dunes from the Maunder Minimum (cold windy dry conditions).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/79916
ISSN: 1040-6182
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.01.025
Rights: openAccess
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