Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Research article
19 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 19 Jun 2017

Extreme flood event reconstruction spanning the last century in the El Bibane Lagoon (southeastern Tunisia): a multi-proxy approach

Aida Affouri, Laurent Dezileau, and Nejib Kallel

Data sets

Grain size and geochemeical analysis in the El Bibane Lagoon and the Fessi River watershed (Southeast of Tunisia) A. Affouri, L. Dezileau, and N. Kallel

Short summary
The past flood activity was investigated using a sedimentological and geochemical analysis of surfaces sediments from a southeastern Tunisian catchment in order to trace the origin of sediments deposit in the El Bibane Lagoon. Aeolian, fluvial and marine source. This multi-proxy analysis on the BL12-10 core shows that finer material, a high content of clay and silt, and a high content of the elemental ratios Fe / Ca and Ti / Ca characterise the sedimentological signature of palaeo-flood levels.