Beachrocks and sea level changes since Middle Holocene: Comparison between the insular group of Mykonos-Delos-Rhenia (Cyclades, Greece) and the southern coast of Turkey

Desruelles S., Fouache E., Ciner A., Dalongeville R., Pavlopoulos K., KOŞUN E., ...More

GLOBAL AND PLANETARY CHANGE, vol.66, no.1-2, pp.19-33, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 1-2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2008.07.009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-33
  • Keywords: sea level changes, beachrocks, early diagenesis, Holocene, Turkey, Greece, Mediterranean, ISPARTA ANGLE, SEDIMENTARY EVOLUTION, ANTALYA BASIN, MIOCENE, EARTHQUAKE, SHORELINE, FACIES, VALLEY, MODEL, AGE
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The small insular group of Mykonos-Delos-Rhenia in Cyclades, Greece, and the southern coast of Turkey from Andriake to Arsuz show three bands of beachrocks, emerged up to +035 m and submerged sometimes down to -4.3 m. Because beachrocks are formed within the intertidal zone by carbonate cementation of the beach deposits during stages of shoreline stabilisation (both eustatic and tectonic), they correspond to different generations indicating different sea level stands.