Development of sedimentary strata in Eckernförde Bay, southwestern Baltic Sea
Sediment in central Eckernförde Bay is characterized by beds of clay-sized material, with slightly coarser laminations (∼10% silt and sand). Excess 234Th activity indicates that mixing is limited to the upper 1 cm. Accumulation rates (210Pb geochronology) range from 3 to over 10 mm yr-1. Relatively high accumulation rates and absence of a significant mixed layer in the central bay allow fluctuations of sedimentological processes to be recorded in detail. Sediment-transport studies suggest that the laminations are caused by alternating deposition of storm-suspended sediments from adjacent shallow-water and fair-weather supply of fine suspended material advected from Kiel Bight.
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Bentley, S., Nittrouer, C., & Sommerfield, C. (1996). Development of sedimentary strata in Eckernförde Bay, southwestern Baltic Sea. Geo-Marine Letters, 16 (3), 148-154. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf01204502