The Late Weichselian and Holocene shoreline displacement on the west-central coast of Svalbard

  • Jon Y. Landvik
  • Jan Mangerud
  • Otto Salvigsen

Abstract

Three well-developed raised marine shorelines along Nordenskioldkysten have been studied and correlated with the shoreline displacement since the last deglaciation. The marine limit of 64 m in the area is of Late Weichselian age and has been dated to 10,900- I1,OOO years B.P. An intermediate level at 50 m is estimated to be 10,600-10,000 years old and demonstrates a sea level stagnation probably caused by a glacier readvance in eastern Svalbard during the Younger Dryas. A Holocene transgression culminating shortly after 6,000 years B.P. has been stratigraphically demonstrated, and it probably correlates with the Tapes transgression of Scandinavia. No pre-Late Weichselian marine levels are found, and the large rebound can be attributed only to a Late Weichselian glaciation.

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Published
1987-01-06
How to Cite
Landvik, J. Y., Mangerud, J., & Salvigsen, O. (1987). The Late Weichselian and Holocene shoreline displacement on the west-central coast of Svalbard. Polar Research, 5(1), 29-44. https://doi.org/10.3402/polar.v5i1.6866
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