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Late Holocene Storm Records from Lower Reaches of Narmada Valley, Western India


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1 Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar - 382 009, India
2 Department of Geology, Wadia college, Pune - 411 001, India
3 Department of Geology, India
4 Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara - 390 002, India
     

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Storms from the Arabian Sea are the most significant meteorological feature in western India that brings extreme rainy days together with catastrophic flooding. The present study reports two such palaeo-storm horizons at 1.16 m and 3.2 m above the present day water level in the Narmada channel, 56 km inland based on sedimentology and foraminiferal records. Both the horizons show similar sediment facies and foraminiferal assemblage. The present findings instigate to look for such new sites and build palaeo-storm records for western India.

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Palaeo-Storm, Late Holocene, Foraminifera, Flood Plain, Narmada Valley, Western India.
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Authors

Prabhin Sukumaran
Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar - 382 009, India
C. Rajshekhar
Department of Geology, Wadia college, Pune - 411 001, India
Dhananjay A. Sant
Department of Geology, India
K. Krishnan
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara - 390 002, India

Abstract


Storms from the Arabian Sea are the most significant meteorological feature in western India that brings extreme rainy days together with catastrophic flooding. The present study reports two such palaeo-storm horizons at 1.16 m and 3.2 m above the present day water level in the Narmada channel, 56 km inland based on sedimentology and foraminiferal records. Both the horizons show similar sediment facies and foraminiferal assemblage. The present findings instigate to look for such new sites and build palaeo-storm records for western India.

Keywords


Palaeo-Storm, Late Holocene, Foraminifera, Flood Plain, Narmada Valley, Western India.

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