Occurrence of flow parallel and flow transverse bedforms in Fehmarn Belt (SW Baltic Sea) related to the local palaeomorphology.

Feldens, Peter, Diesing, M., Schwarzer, Klaus, Heinrich, C. and Schlenz, Bastian (2015) Occurrence of flow parallel and flow transverse bedforms in Fehmarn Belt (SW Baltic Sea) related to the local palaeomorphology. Geomorphology, 231 . pp. 53-62. DOI 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.11.021.

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Abstract

This study describes the spatial distribution of flow-parallel sand ribbons and flow-transverse large and very large subaqueous dunes in the south-western Baltic Sea offshore Fehmarn Island between 13 m and 20 m water depth, based on hydroacoustic and grain size data. The system of sand ribbons and dunes is intermittently active due to currents induced during major inflows of the North Sea water into the Baltic Sea. The sand ribbons are located on a lag deposit on top of glacial till, while the dunes rest on top of drowned Holocene nearshore deposits. The sand ribbons reach heights between 0.4 m and 0.6 m, with widths varying between 60 m and several hundreds of metres. The observed dunes have heights between 0.09 m and 2.35 m, while their wavelengths range from 17 m to 120 m. Offshore Fehmarn Island, the transition from sand ribbons to dunes is most likely linked to a contrast in sediment supply, as reworked drowned nearshore deposits provide sediment available for transport in significantly larger amounts than glacial till. Similar to an earlier approach for river bed states, the dimensionless thickness of sediment available for transport is able to differentiate between the bed states.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Sand ribbon, Subaqueous dune, Hydroacoustic data, Seismic data, Baltic Sea, Sediment-starved shelf
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence > FO-R06
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.11.021
ISSN: 0169-555X
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 11:56
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 18:31
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/31127

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