• Wibke ErdmannEmail author
  • Dieter Kelletat
  • Anja Scheffers
  • Simon K. Haslett
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)
To explain the field evidence of coastal boulder dislocation and forms of deposits combined, we need an explanation (or at least a hypothesis) which must incorporate
  • the exceptional size of dislocated boulders;

  • their exceptional distance deposited from the coastline in exceptionally high elevations (in a worldwide comparison);

  • the ridge contours often not adapted to the coastal and cliff contours;

  • the organization of imbrication and imbrication trains with boulders around 50 tons;

  • over-wash features, also behind the main boulder ridge;

  • the associated secondary forms of ripples and ripple-like ridge segments on the main ridge or forming the main ridge;

  • the wide time span of data from boring bivalves in large boulders and from stratified shell hash in and immediately at the ridges;

  • the existence of similar forms and boulder size along different exposures and bathymetries;

  • a reasonable quote for shoreline and cliff recession in accordance to historical and/or archaeological facts, such as...


Tsunami Deposit Tsunami Source Storm Wave Main Ridge Northern Atlantic Ocean 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wibke Erdmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dieter Kelletat
    • 1
  • Anja Scheffers
    • 2
  • Simon K. Haslett
    • 3
  1. 1.Seminar for Geography and EducationUniversity of CologneCologneGermany
  2. 2.Southern Cross GeoScienceSouthern Cross UniversityLismoreAustralia
  3. 3.Coastal and Marine Research GroupUniversity of WalesCardiffUnited Kingdom

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