Coastal Typhoon Deposit in the Hampyung Bay, Southwest Coast of Korea

  • Park, Yong-Ahn (Department of Oceanography, Seoul National University)
  • 발행 : 1996.03.30


The oyster shell bed (more than 47 cm thick) atop the Gaipri Point (granite coastal bluff) in the Hampyung Bay, southwest coast of Korea which is a coastal area of southeastern margin of the Yellow Sea basin has been interpreted as unique typhoon deposit formed at about 3610 yr BP or later. The unconformable boundary between the oyster shell bed by typhoon and the granitic soil horizon of the Gaipri Point is 820 cm high above the mean high-tide water level (MHWL). The $^{14}C$ age of the oyster shells is 3610${\pm}$70 yr BP.