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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1988)

Document title

Cyclical patterns of exposure, weathering and burial of cratonic surfaces, with some examples from North America and Australia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FAIRBRIDGE R. W. ;

Abstract

The continental cratons are the most long-lived, almost permanent megafeatures of the Planet Earth, and thus preserve veneers of ancient duricrusted paleosols and shallow marine transgressions, thus, an alternation between thalassocratic and epeirocratic history. Accordingly these deposits or weathering profiles document the major (mega-) cycles of Earth history. The surfaces are only quasistable because of " hotspot " features, intraplate warping, lineament revival, and continental rifting. This interdisciplinary field calls for a " meeting of the minds " between geomorphology, soil science, stratigraphy, paleoclimatology and plate tectonics

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 1988, vol. 70, no4 [pp. 277-283]

Bibliographic references : 44 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Centre national de la recherche scientifique

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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