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Studying rasa surfaces and marine terraces in slow uplifting coasts, Western Europe.

Wednesday 25 July 2018 at 07:51 am.

The Cotentin Peninsula (Normandy, France) displays sequences of marine terraces and rasas, the latter being wide Late Cenozoic coastal erosion surfaces, that are typical of the slow uplifting Western European coasts in Portugal, Spain, France and southern England. Here we use TerraceM to map rasa surfaces ad determine the spatial distribution of marine terraces, reconstruct the paleogeographic coastal morphology of this area, and evaluate along strike variations in vertical deformation and potentially active structures.