Quaternary terrace deposits exposed on the Capo Vaticano peninsula (Calabria, Southern Italy) have beeninvestigated in order to obtain new OSL age estimates. Six samples were collected from unconsolidatedsediments associated with the major marine terraces. These form a flight of seven distinct levelsdistributed between about 600 m and 30 m of altitude. The samples were analysed by optically stimulatedluminescence (OSL) technique, the obtained results provided reliable age estimates showingnumerical ages ranging between 214 25 ka and 62 6 ka. Age determinations combined withgeological and morphological information provide new constraints for correlating the distinct orders ofmarine terraces with the last seven interglacial stages of the eustatic curve. This correlation indicates thatin the Middle-Late Pleistocene this portion of the southern Calabrian arc was affected by a vigorous upliftcharacterized by rates up to w2 mm/y.
|Titolo:||Luminescence chronology of Pleistocene marine terraces of Capo Vaticano peninsula (Calabria, Southern Italy)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|