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Stratigraphic and morphologic signatures of continental shelves, IGC 2016, Cape Town: an introduction

Green, Andrew and Cooper, Andrew (2018) Stratigraphic and morphologic signatures of continental shelves, IGC 2016, Cape Town: an introduction. Geo-Marine Letters, 38 . pp. 1-3. [Journal article]

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This special issue of Geo-Marine Letters comprises seven contributions to the session “Stratigraphic and morphologic signatures of continental shelves” of the 35th International Geological Congress held in Cape Town (Republic of South Africa) on 27 August–4 September 2016. There is an additional article not presented at the conference but falling into the same general theme. The guest editors are A.N. Green and J.A.G. Cooper. The eight articles address several contemporary themes in continental shelf geology. They include the role of antecedent conditioning on the development of shelf stratigraphy and geomorphology; erosion of submerged shorelines and their preservation during (stepped) postglacial sea-level rise; the role of glacial processes (e.g. iceberg scouring during ice-sheet retreat); and the utility of archival data in addressing contemporary issues such as Holocene climate change and global oceanographic circulation systems. The continental shelf holds important information for understanding past and present global circulation and earth–ice–atmosphere interactions including sea-level change. It is hoped that these themes will spur further research that is slowly coming to the fore in several new and innovative mapping and exploration programmes emerging from an increasing number of coastal nations.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Continental shelf, geomorphology, sea-level change
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Geography and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Coastal Systems
Environmental Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:39528
Deposited By: Professor Andrew Cooper
Deposited On:15 Feb 2018 14:07
Last Modified:15 Feb 2018 14:07

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