210Pb based deposition rates in the North Sea-Baltic Sea transition - A summary

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A compilation of 93 sedimentation rate determinations based on 210Pb dating has been carried out for the North Sea - Baltic Sea transition area from a database containing 165 determinations carried out by Danish institutions. In the depositional parts of the area sedimentation rates generally range 25-6403 g m-2 y-1. An extreme rate of 13351 g m-2 y-1 is observed on a station in the Skagerrak. Sedimentation rates significantly increase with depth indicating that the Skagerrak and northern parts of the Kattegat as well as the deep basins in the Baltic Sea act as depocentres for fine-grained sediments. Apparently, sedimentation rates have increased in recent years.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftGeografisk Tidsskrift
Vol/bind103
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)99-109
Antal sider11
ISSN0016-7223
StatusUdgivet - 2003

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