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Accretion of a New England (U.S.A.) salt march in response to inlet migration, storms, and sea-level rise

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Accretion of a New England (U.S.A.) salt march in response to inlet migration, storms, and sea-level rise; 1997; Article; Journal; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science; Roman, C.T.; Peck, J.A.; Allen, J.R.; King, J.W.; Appleby, P.G.

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Sediment accumulation rates were determined at several sites throughout Nauset Marsh (Massachusetts, U.S.A.), a back-barrier lagoonal system, using feldspar marker horizons to evaluate short-term rates (1 to 2 year scales) and radiometric techniques to estimate rates over longer time scales (137Cs, 210Pb, 14C). The barrier spit fronting the Spartina-dominated study site has a complex geomorphic history of inlet migration and over-wash events. This study evaluates sediment accumulation rates in relation to inlet migration, storm events, and sea-level rise. The marker horizon technique displayed strong temporal and spatial variability in response to storm events and proximity to the inlet. Sediment accumulation rates of up to 24 mm year [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1006/ecss.1997.0236
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