EP004:
Beach- and Foredune- Ridge Systems: Architecture, Formation Mechanisms, and Use as Sedimentary Archives





Session ID#: 22994

Session Description:
Progradational beach- and foredune- ridge systems hold the potential to serve as archives of changes in sea level, storm frequency, climate, source and rate of sediment supply, as well as the coastal system’s response to these changes across timescales. Fundamental to the utility of these systems as recorders of paleoenvironmental change is an understanding of the formation mechanisms responsible for the morphologic characteristics and the internal architecture, notably in relation to variability in geological and coastal settings, climatic zones, sediment sources and types, and sea-level histories. We invite presentations that cover the range from short-term process studies – including both modeling and observational – of the formation of individual ridges, up to system-scale studies of progradational barriers, cheniers, and strand-, beach-, and foredune- ridge plains, as well as the records of allo- and auto- genic changes they preserve.
Primary Convener:  Christopher J Hein, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States
Conveners:  Susana Costas, CIMA, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal, Sebastian Lindhorst, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany and Lars Nielsen, University of Copenhagen, Department for Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, København K, Denmark

Cross-Listed:
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

1105 Quaternary geochronology [GEOCHRONOLOGY]
3020 Littoral processes [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
4556 Sea level: variations and mean [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4558 Sediment transport [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Kathleen Fallon, Florida International University, Miami, FL, United States and Henry Bokuniewicz, Distinguished Service Professor, SoMAS, Stony Brook, NY, United States
Julie Billy1, Christopher J Hein2, Nicolas Robin3, Duncan FitzGerald4 and Raphaël Certain3, (1)University of Perpignan Via Domitia, Perpignan, France, (2)Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, (3)Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, CEFREM, Perpignan, France, (4)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
Nina Schulze1, Davin J. Wallace1 and Michael D. Miner2, (1)University of Southern Mississippi, Marine Science, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, New Orleans, LA, United States
Daniel James Ciarletta1, Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba1, Justin Lee Shawler2 and Christopher J Hein3, (1)Montclair State University, Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair, NJ, United States, (2)Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Physical Sciences, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, (3)Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States
Justin Lee Shawler, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Physical Sciences, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, Chris Seminack, University of North Georgia, Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis, Oakwood, GA, United States, Kate R DeMarco, College of William and Mary, Geology, Williamsburg, VA, United States, Christopher J Hein, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States and Loren Michelle Petruny, Queensland University of Technology, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Biological Sciences, Brisbane, Australia
Lars Nielsen1, Priscila Emerich Souza1, Asger Meldgaard2, Mette Bendixen3, Aart Kroon3 and Lars Bjørn Clemmensen4, (1)University of Copenhagen, København K, Denmark, (2)University of Copenhagen, Department for Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, København K, Denmark, (3)Center for Permafrost (CENPERM), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, (4)University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sergio Rebello Dillenburg1, Eduardo Guimarães Barboza Sr1, Felipe Caron2, Maria Luiza Correa da Camara Rosa1, Patrick Hesp3, André Sawakuchi4 and Steven L Forman5, (1)Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, (2)Universidade Federal do Pampa, Caçapava do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, (3)Flinders University, Bedford Park, Australia, (4)Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, (5)Baylor University, Department of Geology, Waco, TX, United States
Toru Tamura, AIST - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, Colin D Woodroffe, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, Thomas Oliver, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia and Alastair C Cunningham, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark
Proma Bhattacharyya and Khan Shuhab, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States
Duncan FitzGerald, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, Christopher J Hein, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States and Ioannis Y Georgiou, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, United States
Andrew Philbin, Bruce Frederick, Michael D Blum and Georgios P Tsoflias, The University of Kansas, Department of Geology, Lawrence, KS, United States
Thomas Oliver, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, Toru Tamura, AIST - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, John Hudson, JPHePlanning, Sydney, Australia and Colin D Woodroffe, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Amy J Dougherty, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia; GeoInsights Consulting, Wollongong, Australia, Jeong-Heon Choi, KBSI Korea Basic Science Institute, Division of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul, South Korea, Chris SM Turney, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia and Anthony Dosseto, University of Wollongong, Wollongong Isotope Geochronology Laboratory, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Amy J Dougherty, GeoInsights Consulting, Wollongong, Australia, Jeong-Heon Choi, KBSI Korea Basic Science Institute, Division of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul, South Korea, Chris SM Turney, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia and Anthony Dosseto, University of Wollongong, Wollongong Isotope Geochronology Laboratory, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Julie Lauren Krask1, Christopher J Hein1, Valier Galy2, Duncan FitzGerald3 and Antonia Henrique de Fontoura Klein4, (1)Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, (2)WHOI, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (4)Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil
Chris Seminack, University of North Georgia, Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis, Oakwood, GA, United States, Randolph McBride, George Mason University, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences, Fairfax, VA, United States and Loren Michelle Petruny, Queensland University of Technology, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Biological Sciences, Brisbane, Australia
Julia Mulhern, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States; Shell New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, United States and Cari L Johnson, University of Utah, Geology and Geophysics, Salt Lake City, UT, United States