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  Estonian Journal of Earth Sciences

ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
An international scientific journal

Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

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ISSN 1736-7557 (electronic)  ISSN 1736-4728 (print)
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Formerly: Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Geology
Published since 1952

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Litorina Sea sediments of ancient Vääna Lagoon, northwestern Estonia; pp. 85–93

(Full article in PDF format) doi:10.3176/earth.2009.1.08


Authors

Leili Saarse, Atko Heinsalu, Siim Veski

Abstract

Vääna Lagoon (59°22'30''N, 24°25'00''E) is located 25 km west of Tallinn in ancient Vääna Klint Bay at a 22 m Litorina Sea isobase. Lagoonal deposits were reinvestigated and new results of pollen, diatom, loss-on-ignition, magnetic susceptibility analyses, and radiocarbon datings were used for the reinterpretation of previous studies. The onset of the Litorina Sea trans­gression in the region is dated to 8300 cal yr BP and culmination to about 7000 cal yr BP. New material shows a single Litorina Sea transgression and denies the twofold transgression suggested earlier.

Keywords

Litorina Sea, transgression, diatoms, pollen, radiocarbon dating, Vääna Lagoon, Estonia.

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