STRATI 2013 pp 969-971 | Cite as

A Well-Preserved Beach Landform and Sedimentary Structure on the East Antarctic Coast Affected by Glacial Isostatic Rebound

  • Hideki MiuraEmail author
  • Jun’ichi Okuno
  • Hideaki Maemoku
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


A well-marked stepped topography is observed on a beach that faces an inner cove of the East Antarctic coast. The beach area is subject to mild wave action and glacial isostatic upheaval. The sedimentary structure suggests that the landform was formed by gradual migration of progradational processes of the upper shore-face slope in the offshore direction during the upheaval after Antarctic ice retreat.


Antarctic ice sheet Glacial isostatic rebound Relative sea level change Raised beach 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideki Miura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jun’ichi Okuno
    • 2
  • Hideaki Maemoku
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of Polar ResearchTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and TechnologyYokohama KanagawaJapan
  3. 3.Hiroshima UniversityHigashi-hiroshimaJapan

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