Scheffers, Anja M; Engel, Max; May, S Matthias; Scheffers, Sander R; Joannes-Boyau, Renaud; Hänssler, Elke; Kennedy, Katharina; Kelletat, Dieter; Brückner, Helmut; Vött, Andreas; Schellmann, Gerhard; Schäbitz, Frank; Radtke, Ulrich; Sommer, Brigitte; Willershäuser, Timo; Felis, Thomas (2014): Electron spin resonance (ESR) and 14C dating in sediments of Bonaire, Leeward Antilles. PANGAEA, https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.838965 (unpublished dataset), Supplement to: Scheffers, AM et al. (2013): Potential and limits of combining studies of coarse- and fine-grained sediments for the coastal event history of a Caribbean carbonate environment. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 388(1), 503-531, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP388.4
The coastal deposits of Bonaire, Leeward Antilles, are among the most studied archives for extreme-wave events (EWEs) in the Caribbean. Here we present more than 400 electron spin resonance (ESR) and radiocarbon data on coarse-clast deposits from Bonaire's eastern and western coasts. The chronological data are compared to the occurrence and age of fine-grained extreme-wave deposits detected in lagoons and floodplains. Both approaches are aimed at the identification of EWEs, the differentiation between extraordinary storms and tsunamis, improving reconstructions of the coastal evolution, and establishing a geochronological framework for the events. Although the combination of different methods and archives contributes to a better understanding of the interplay of coastal and archive-related processes, insufficient separation, superimposition or burying of coarse-clast deposits and restricted dating accuracy limit the use of both fine-grained and coarse-clast geoarchives to unravel decadal- to centennial-scale events. At several locations, distinct landforms are attributed to different coastal flooding events interpreted to be of tsunamigenic origin. Coastal landforms on the western coast have significantly been influenced by (sub)-recent hurricanes, indicating that formation of the coarse-clast deposits on the eastern coast is likely to be related to past events of higher energy.
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Datasets listed in this publication series
- Scheffers, AM; Engel, M; May, SM et al. (2014): (Supplementary Table 3) Electron spin resonance (ESR) dating. https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.838949
- Scheffers, AM; Engel, M; May, SM et al. (2014): (Table 2) XRD results of coral fragments that have been screened for diagenesis from aragonite to calcite. https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.838941
- Scheffers, AM; Engel, M; May, SM et al. (2014): (Table 3) Calculation of the local marine reservoir effect based on six paired U-series and 14C numerical dates from corals located onshore along the coast of Bonaire. https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.838944
- Scheffers, AM; Engel, M; May, SM et al. (2014): (Supplementary Table 4) Radiometric 14C data from coral ridges and boulders on Bonaire Island, Southern Caribbean. https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.838956