Development of stratigraphy and sediment distribution in the northeastern Yellow Sea during Holocene sea-level rise SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Development of stratigraphy and sediment distribution in the northeastern Yellow Sea during Holocene sea-level rise
Author(s)
Lee, HJ; Yoon, SH
KIOST Author(s)
Lee, Hee Jun(이희준)
Publication Year
1997-03
Abstract
A succession of Holocene deposits in the northeastern Yellow Sea were interpreted in a sequence-stratigraphic context, and sedimentology of each deposit was characterized, based on analyses of high-resolution seismic profiles and sediment cores taken along a transect. Thin (similar to 3 m) transgressive sediments that accumulated through shoreface erosion during the rapid sea-level rise in the early Holocene overlie a subaerially eroded, low-gradient, late Pleistocene platform on the present day inner shelf region. Cores reveal marine sands over tidal/estuarine sandy muds with an intervening, rather indistinct ravinement surface. In the deepest shelf area, these early Holocene tidal/ estuarine deposits remain exposed at the seabottom, In the mid to late Holocene, two contrasting deposits of the highstand type (deltaic clayey mud and tidal sand ridges) began to accumulate in response to slower rates of sea-level rise. A series of tidal sand ridges in the nearshore area migrated offshore over the transgressive sand sheet, and a deltaic watery mud prograded discordantly over consolidated tidal/estuarine deposits in the central shelf. The transgressive facies relationships present a model for macrotidal, epicontinental sea settings subject to low wave energy and reduced sediment supply.
ISSN
1073-130X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/6376
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH, v.67, no.2, pp.341 - 349, 1997
Publisher
SEPM-SOC SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY
Subject
EAST CHINA SEA; MODERN EPICONTINENTAL-SHELF; MACROTIDAL FLAT; CURRENTS; EROSION; RIDGES; KOREA
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
SEPM-SOC SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY
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Research Interests

Marine Geology,Sediment Dynamics,해양지질,퇴적역학

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