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Title: Sea Level Variations during the Late Quaternary and Coastal Evolution along the Northern Kerala, South West of India
Authors: Haneesh Kumar,V
Samsuddin,M
Keywords: Sea level variations
Late Quarternary
Coastal evolution
Coastal plain sequences
Coastal geomorphology
Continental shelf sequences
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Centre for Earth Science Studies
Abstract: In the present investigation, an attempt is made to document various episodes of transgression and regression during the late Quaternary period from the study of coastal and shelf sequences extending from the inland across the beach to the shelf domain. Shore parallel beach ridges with alternating swales and occurrence of strand line deposits on the shelf make the northern Kerala coast an ideal natural laboratory for documenting the morpho-dynamic response of the coast to the changing sea level. The objectives of the study are lithographic reconstruction of environments of deposition from the coastal plain and shelf sequences; documentation of episodes of transgression and regression by studying different coastal plain sequences and shelf deposits and evolve a comprehensive picture of late Quaternary coastal evolution and sea level changes along the northern Kerala coast by collating morphological, lithological and geochronological evidences from the coastal plain and shelf sequences. The present study is confined to two shore-normal east-west trending transects, Viz. Punjavi and Onakkunnu, in the northern Kerala coast.
URI: http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/130
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