Late Glacial and Holocene shore-level changes in the Aarhus Bugt area, Denmark




Aarhus Bugt, Late Glacial, shore-level changes, sea-level changes, Quaternary


We propose a new relative shore-level curve for the Aarhus Bugt area, an embayment in eastern Jylland, Denmark, based on a compilation of published and new radiocarbon ages of organic material. Lakes existed in the area during the Late Glacial and Early Holocene. Lake level rose gradually until the region was inundated by the sea at c. 9000 cal. years BP. The relative sea level reached a high stand at about 6000 cal. years BP, when the local relative sea level was c. 3 m above present-day mean sea level. The Aarhus Bugt area was inundated by the sea later than the Limfjord area in northern Jylland, but earlier than the Lillebælt region in southern Denmark. The shore-level curves for these areas differ partly because the glacio-isostatic uplift was more pronounced in the Limfjord area than farther south and partly because the northern regions were inundated by the sea earlier than the southern areas.


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Bennike, O., Andresen, K. J., Astrup, P. M., Olsen, J. ., & Seidenkrantz, M.-S. (2021). Late Glacial and Holocene shore-level changes in the Aarhus Bugt area, Denmark. GEUS Bulletin, 47.




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