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Diatom analysis of a core from La Grande Mare, Guernsey

Cameron, N; (1996) Diatom analysis of a core from La Grande Mare, Guernsey. (ECRC Research Report 27 ). UCL Environmental Change Research Centre: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Diatom analysis was carried out on a sediment sequence from La Grande Mare, Guernsey ( 49° 27' 58" N 2° 36'20"W). The technique was used to determine the conditions under which the sediments accumulated and, in particular, the salinity regime of the water. A diatom assemblage examined in an earlier study of a Phragmites peat sampled at La Grande Mare had a brackish water flora (Churchill 1964). This was believed to indicate a rise in sea level and the contact of the peat with overlying grey silty clay, at +6 ft OD, was dated to 3180± 110 BP. In the present study the suggestion that the sediments contain evidence for a marine transgression is examined.

Type: Report
Title: Diatom analysis of a core from La Grande Mare, Guernsey
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/research/research-centr...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10111131
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