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Fjord Systems and Archives

Series: Geological Society Special Publications Volume: 344

Edited By: JA Howe, WEN Austin, M Forwick and M Paetzel

380 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps, tables

Geological Society

Hardback | Nov 2010 | #189734 | ISBN-13: 9781862393127
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About this book

Fjords are glacially over-deepened, semi-enclosed marine basins, but are often neglected as a sedimentary realm. They represent the transition from the terrestrial to the marine environment and as such have the potential to preserve evidence of environmental change.

Typically most fjords have been glaciated a number of times and some high-latitude fjords still possess a resident glacier. The stratigraphic record in fjords largely preserves a glacial-deglacial cycle of deposition. Sheltered water and high sedimentation rates potentially make fjords ideal depositional environments for preserving continuous records of climate and environmental change with high temporal resolution. Fjords are also referred to as miniature oceans providing the unique opportunity to study marine processes in great detail.

With predictions of warming climates, changing ocean circulation and rising sea levels, this volume is a timely look at these environmentally sensitive coastlines.


Contents

Dedication to Harald Svendsen

Fjord systems and archives: an introduction

Fjord systems and archives: a review

The physics of mid-latitude fjords: a review

Arctic fjords: a review of the oceanographic environment and dominant physical processes

Short-term hydrographic variability in a stratified Arctic fjord

Dinoflagellate cysts as proxies for palaeoceanographic conditions in Arctic fjords

A major change in the dinoflagellate cyst flora of Gullmar Fjord, Sweden, at around 1969/1970 and its possible explanation

High benthic foraminiferal species counts in a Clyde Sea maerl bed, western Scotland

Modern glacimarine processes and potential future behaviour of Kronebreen and Kongsvegen polythermal tidewater glaciers, Kongsfjorden, Svalbard

Sediment fluxes and carbon budgets in Loch Creran, western Scotland

Experimental exploration of the stratigraphy of fjords fed by glaciofluvial systems

Canadian west coast fjords and inlets of the NE Pacific Ocean as depositional archives

Spatial and temporal influence of glaciers and rivers on the sedimentary environment in Sassenfjorden and Tempelfjorden, Spitsbergen

Morphodynamic evolution of Kongsfjorden-Krossfjorden, Svalbard, during the Late Weichselian and Holocene

Late Weichselian and Holocene sedimentary environments and glacial activity in Billefjorden, Svalbard

Paraglacial slope instability in Scottish fjords: examples from Little Loch Broom, NW Scotland

Climate fluctuations during the past two millennia as recorded in sediments from Maxwell Bay, South Shetland Islands, West Antarctica

Variations in organic carbon flux and stagnation periods during the last 2400 years in a Skagerrak fjord basin, inferred from benthic foraminiferal d13C

Climate proxies for recent fjord sediments in the inner Sognefjord region, western Norway

Holocene climate variations at the entrance to a warm Arctic fjord: evidence from Kongsfjorden trough, Svalbard

Scottish west coast fjords since the last glaciation: a review

Pollen analysis of Holocene sediments from Loch Etive, a Scottish fjord

A multiproxy palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of Loch Sunart (NW Scotland) since the Last Glacial Maximum

Using seismic facies and pollen analyses to evaluate climatically driven change in a Scottish sea loch (fjord) over the last 20 ka

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