(Article of periodic en Russe - 1989)

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Geomorfologija Angoly Géomorphologie de l'Angola (Inconnue)

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Main factors which influenced topography shaping in Angola are geological structures and tectonic movements. The Great Escarpment of South Africa (at least within Angola) is a tectonic feature belonging to the transitional zone between the African continent and the Atlantic ocean. Pediplanation is the most characteristic process of landscape modelling. Like other kinds of denudation it operates on the basis of selectivity. Western Angola occupies the Angolian and Mayombe shields and has block structure. The erosion-denudational topography prevails there. Eastern Angola (Congo and Okovango basins) is a vast alluvial plain made up of sandy sediments of Neogene age. As in South Africa several planation epochs can be distinguished in Angola. - (L'Ed.)


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorfologiâ / ISSN 0435-4281

Editor : Nauka, Moskva - RUSSIE, FEDERATION DE (1970)

Millesime : 1989, no2 [pp. 13-25]

Bibliographic references : 19 réf.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14585

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