Spatial and Temporal Variability in Erosion Generating a Sea Cliff and Wave-Cut Platform that make up the Holocene Transgressive Ravinement Surface at Sargent Beach, Texas, USA

Abstract

Texas mainland beaches are characterized by a mudstone substrate and an overlying mobile layer of sand. Beaches exhibiting the highest rates of shoreline retreat erode into wave-cut platform or sea cliff morphologies. This... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Rose Palermo (Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin, Texas)
  2. David Mohrig (Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin, Texas)
  3. Anastasia Piliouras (Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin, Texas)
  4. Travis Swanson (Shell Oil Company; Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin, Texas)

Topic Area

Topics: Coastlines and tidal deposits

Session

MS13 » Sequences and cycles II (11:00 - Wednesday, 25th May, FES 2)

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