(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1986)

Document title

The moulding of the Holy Mountain : denudation rates on Montserrat in Erosion budgets and their hydrologic basis.

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Montserrat exhibits the most striking vertical joint pattern and it is this which appears to control the development of the pinnacles. The pattern becomes even more evident as the joints are generally colonised by linear assemblages of vegetation. Thus, even if the main structure is relict, there is obviously weathering and soil formation along the joints which must contribute to lowering. Although the research intends to look at a total budget, from rock weathering to soil formation, mass movement and soil wash, the main problem is still to determine why the pinnacles develop in their peculiar shape and at what rates its formation occurs


Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband

Editor :

Millesime : 1986, no60 [pp. 55-69]

Bibliographic references : 27 réf.



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