Articles | Volume 71, issue 2
Research article
01 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 01 Dec 2022

The lithostratigraphic formations of the coastal Holocene in NE Germany – a synthesis

Reinhard Lampe

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The depositional sequences of all types of coastal sediments which accumulated during the Holocene sea-level rise along the NE German coast and in the inner coastal waters are comprehensively described and classified into four formations and two subformations. Their detailed characterisation and chronostratigraphic correlation are an important addition to the only brief definition given in the LithoLex database of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR).