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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1989)

Document title

The significance of scarp retreat for cenozoic landform evolution on the Colorado Plateau, U.S.A.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SCHMIDT K. H. ;

Abstract

In examining whether the denudational efficiency of scarp retreat was sufficient to account for the wide erosional gaps in the sedimentary cover, rates of scarp retreat were determined by using the information of dated volcanic material and by applying a new method, which calculates the amount of retreat from the width of beheaded valleys of known age. Rates of retreat range from 0.5 to 6.7 km/my. The results show that the rates of retreat are controlled by the thickness and resistance of the caprocks

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1989, vol. 14, no2 [pp. 93-105]

Bibliographic references : 35 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Centre national de la recherche scientifique

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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