Morpho-sedimentological and dynamic patterns in a ria type estuary: the Belon estuary (South Brittany, France)

Type Article
Acceptance Date 2021 IN PRESS
Language English
Author(s) Michel GuillaumeORCID1, Le Bot SophieORCID1, Lesourd SandricORCID2, Lafite RobertORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Normandie Univ, UNIROUEN, UNICAEN, CNRS, M2C, Rouen, France
2 : Normandie Univ, UNICAEN, UNIROUEN, CNRS, M2C, Caen, France
Source Journal of Maps (1744-5647) (Informa UK Limited) In Press
DOI 10.1080/17445647.2021.1925170
Keyword(s) Estuary, ria, mapping, sedimentation, seafloor backscatter

Ria-type estuaries correspond to complex systems at the transition between the continental and the marine domains, within a context of rocky coastlines. The Belon Estuary, in South Brittanny (France), is described as a typical ria-type estuary characterised by complex morpho-sedimentological facies, strongly influenced by the South Brittany’s geological framework. The characterisation of the morpho-sedimentological patterns is sourced from recent multi-data acquisition with acoustic remote sensors coupled to ground truth data. The Main Map synthesises the main results of this study concerning the hydro-morphological and sedimentological characterisation of the Belon estuary. This study adds up to former studies over ria-type estuaries and lay out the base for future studies on the hydrodynamic of complex rias, as the Belon estuary.

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