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Internal structures of the Nieuwpoort Bank (Southern North Sea)
De Maeyer, P.; Wartel, S.; De Moor, G. (1985). Internal structures of the Nieuwpoort Bank (Southern North Sea). Neth. J. Sea Res. 19(1): 15-18.
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579; e-ISSN 1873-1406, more
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    The subbottom survey of the Nieuwpoort Banks allows recognition of 4 successive stages underlain by leper Clay: (1) The bank rests upon a sedimentary unit, at least 2 to 5 m thick, having a subhorizontal or wedge-like interior stratification. (2) This unit is cut by a subhorizontal erosive surface. (3) On top of this a first ridge, still recognizable on its interior structure and with shoreward-dipping foreset beds, developed. (4) On top of this former ridge the present-day bank was formed with shoreward-dipping foreset beds. Since the same structures are observed in the Stroom Bank, it seems likely that the above mentioned scheme can be generalized for all near-shore ridges close to the Belgian coast.

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