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dc.contributor.authorvan de Plassche, O.
dc.contributor.authorWright, A. J.
dc.contributor.authorvan der Borg, K.
dc.contributor.authorde Jong, A. F. M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T21:45:53Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T21:45:53Z
dc.date.issued2004-01-01
dc.identifier.citationvan de Plassche, O., Wright, A. J., der Borg, K. V., & de Jong, A. F. M. (2004). On the erosive trail of a 14th and 15th century hurricane in Connecticut (USA) salt marshes. Radiocarbon, 46(2), 775-784.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0033822200035815
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/654869
dc.descriptionFrom the 18th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand, September 1-5, 2003.
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines if an erosive hiatus found in the peat stratigraphy and marsh-accumulation record from northwest Hammock River Marsh (HRM), Connecticut (CT) can be attributed to a 14th or a 15th century hurricane, each documented by a radiocarbon-dated overwash fan in Succotash Marsh (SM) (Rhode Island) about 90 km to the east. Given that (i) the best estimate age range for the 15th century overwash deposit in SM (1400-1440 cal AD, 2 sigma) overlaps entirely with that for first plant growth after erosion at HRM (1390-1450 cal AD, 2 sigma), while the best estimate age range for the 14th century overwash deposit (1290-1410 cal AD, 2 sigma) overlaps just 10 yr, and (ii) interpretation of the available stratigraphic and sedimentary evidence from HRM suggests that a high-energy event offers the simplest explanation for the observed marsh erosion, we conclude that a plausible link exists between the 15th century hurricane and the marsh erosion in HRM. The best estimate age range for the 14th century hurricane appears to overlap for 91% with the age range for the first plant growth (1290-1400 cal AD, 2 sigma) following marsh erosion in East River Marsh (CT), located about 12 km west of HRM. These results imply that erosive boundaries in salt-marsh peat deposits have potential as markers of past hurricane activity.
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dc.publisherDepartment of Geosciences, The University of Arizona
dc.relation.urlhttp://radiocarbon.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/
dc.rightsCopyright © by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona. All rights reserved.
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dc.subjectabsolute age
dc.subjectC 14
dc.subjectcarbon
dc.subjectCenozoic
dc.subjectchronostratigraphy
dc.subjectConnecticut
dc.subjectcores
dc.subjectdates
dc.subjectdeposition
dc.subjectdepositional environment
dc.subjecterosion
dc.subjectHammock River Marsh
dc.subjectHolocene
dc.subjecthurricanes
dc.subjectisotopes
dc.subjectlithostratigraphy
dc.subjectMiddlesex County Connecticut
dc.subjectpaleoenvironment
dc.subjectpaludal environment
dc.subjectQuaternary
dc.subjectradioactive isotopes
dc.subjectsediments
dc.subjectstorm environment
dc.subjectstratigraphic boundary
dc.subjectterrestrial environment
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectupper Holocene
dc.titleOn the Erosive Trail of a 14th and 15th Century Hurricane in Connecticut (USA) Salt Marshes
dc.typeProceedings
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dc.identifier.journalRadiocarbon
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Radiocarbon archives are made available by Radiocarbon and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume46
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage775
dc.source.endpage784
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T21:45:53Z


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