author = "Alves, F{\'a}bio Corr{\^e}a and Rossetti, Dilce de F{\'a}tima",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Late Holocene coastal dynamics and relative sea-level changes in 
                         the littoral of Paraiba, northeastern Brazil",
              journal = "Progress in Physical Geography",
                 year = "2017",
               volume = "41",
               number = "4",
                pages = "375--392",
                month = "Aug.",
             keywords = "Prograding shoreline, beach ridge, remote sensing, late Holocene, 
             abstract = "A preliminary analysis of a segment of the Paraiba littoral in 
                         northeastern Brazil revealed a prograding shoreline in a coast 
                         currently characterized by estuarine transgressive depositional 
                         systems. Detailed study of coastal geomorphology is of relevance 
                         to reconstruct the sea-level history in this shoreline. Such 
                         investigation can help improve the record of past sea-level curves 
                         of northeastern Brazil, an issue still open to debates. In this 
                         work, we explored remote sensing imagery for the geomorphological 
                         characterization of this prograding shoreline and combined this 
                         information with geological field data aiming to establish the 
                         various phases of shoreline progradation. In addition, we also 
                         analyzed the potential forcing factors responsible for the 
                         morphological changes in the eastern section of the littoral of 
                         Paraiba during the late Holocene, comparing changes with other 
                         prograding shorelines along the east coast of Brazil. 
                         Geomorphological interpretation was based on the analysis of 
                         Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) images 
                         acquired aboard the Advanced Land Observing Satellite 1 (ALOS-1). 
                         Geological data comprised dating of sand samples by the optically 
                         stimulated luminescence (OSL) technique for the establishment of 
                         the chronological context. The coastal deposits are represented by 
                         a cuspate morphology and numerous internal beach ridges that 
                         prograded seaward from a roughly north-south trending palaeocliff. 
                         The chronological data indicate shoreline progradation during the 
                         past 2.1 +/- 0.1 ka, after the mid-Holocene sea-level fall. 
                         Several prograding episodes occurred during this time, some not 
                         matching with proposed sea-level rises punctuated upon the overall 
                         fall. Together with the regional geological context of the study 
                         area, we propose that eustatic sea-level was not the only factor 
                         triggering coastal progradation in this region.",
                  doi = "10.1177/0309133317709744",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309133317709744",
                 issn = "0309-1333",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "alves_late.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "22 jan. 2021"