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Document type
Journal articles

Document subtype
Full paper

Title
Single events and century-scale evolution of the northern margin of the Tagus river before the Boavista landfill: a multidisciplinary approach to a natural and anthropic sediment record.

Participants in the publication
Ana Maria Costa (Author)
Maria da Conceição Freitas (Author)
Dep. Geologia
IDL - Instituto Dom Luiz
Miguel Inácio (Author)
Francisco Fatela (Author)
Dep. Geologia
IDL - Instituto Dom Luiz
Vera Lopes (Author)
César Andrade (Author)
Dep. Geologia
IDL - Instituto Dom Luiz
Mário Cachão (Author)
Dep. Geologia
IDL - Instituto Dom Luiz
P. M. Mendes (Author)
A. Sarrazola (Author)
M. Macedo (Author)
J. Bettencourt (Author)
R. Carvalho (Author)
T. Freitas (Author)

Scope
National

Refereeing
Yes

Summary
In this work we present preliminary results of the study of one sediment core (EDP1), collected near Cais do Sodré, Lisbon downtown, close to the present day Tagus riverfront. The results allowed differentiation of 4 major sediment units that present a signature of increasing anthropic influence over time. The lowermost unit (Unit 1) corresponds to a subtidal flat accreting in low energy and brackish conditions. This sedimentation pattern is interrupted by high-energy deposition of Unit 2, characterized by higher density and diversity of the foraminiferal content and high content of other bioclasts remains (Sub-unit 2A) and by the incorporation of several anthropic elements, such as 17th-18th century ceramics (Sub-unit 2B). Given the radiocarbon chronological framework and type and dates of the anthropic materials included in both sub-units of Unit 2, they are tentatively related with either the 1724 extreme storm and/or the 1755 tsunami. The abrupt drop in coccolith densities in this unit is compatible with an increase in sedimentation rate. Later sedimentation (Units 3 and 4) mirrors increasing energy in comparison with Unit 1, reflecting the shallowing of the study area and shift towards upper subtidal conditions, the natural sedimentation having been interrupted in the middle 19th century by the placement of an artificial infill that reclaimed the estuarine margin.\nThe interpretation presented here was developed in the framework of the Lisbon Stories project, which addresses the relationships between the Tagus, the city of Lisbon and its people throughout the last few centuries.

Date of Publication
2016

Where published
Estudos do Quaternário

Publication Identifiers
ISSN - 2182-8660

Publisher
APEQ Associacao Portuguesa para o Estudo do Quaternario

Volume
14

Starting page
92
Last page
104

Document Identifiers
DOI - https://doi.org/10.30893/eq.v0i14.127

Rankings
SCIMAGO Q3 (2016) - 0.285 - Earth-Surface Processes


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APA
Ana Maria Costa, Maria da Conceição Freitas, Miguel Inácio, Francisco Fatela, Vera Lopes, César Andrade, Mário Cachão, P. M. Mendes, A. Sarrazola, M. Macedo, J. Bettencourt, R. Carvalho, T. Freitas, (2016). Single events and century-scale evolution of the northern margin of the Tagus river before the Boavista landfill: a multidisciplinary approach to a natural and anthropic sediment record. . Estudos do Quaternário, 14, 92-104. ISSN 2182-8660. eISSN .

IEEE
Ana Maria Costa, Maria da Conceição Freitas, Miguel Inácio, Francisco Fatela, Vera Lopes, César Andrade, Mário Cachão, P. M. Mendes, A. Sarrazola, M. Macedo, J. Bettencourt, R. Carvalho, T. Freitas, "Single events and century-scale evolution of the northern margin of the Tagus river before the Boavista landfill: a multidisciplinary approach to a natural and anthropic sediment record. " in Estudos do Quaternário, vol. 14, pp. 92-104, 2016. https://doi.org/10.30893/eq.v0i14.127

BIBTEX
@article{41351, author = {Ana Maria Costa and Maria da Conceição Freitas and Miguel Inácio and Francisco Fatela and Vera Lopes and César Andrade and Mário Cachão and P. M. Mendes and A. Sarrazola and M. Macedo and J. Bettencourt and R. Carvalho and T. Freitas}, title = {Single events and century-scale evolution of the northern margin of the Tagus river before the Boavista landfill: a multidisciplinary approach to a natural and anthropic sediment record. }, journal = {Estudos do Quaternário}, year = 2016, pages = {92-104}, volume = 14 }