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(Article of book - 1985)

Document title

Depositional mechanisms active during the late Quaternary at the Paraiba do Sul river mouth area, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in Quaternary of South America and Antarctic Peninsula. Vol. 3 (1985). With selected papers of the international symposium on Late Quaternary sea-level changes and coastal evolution. Mar del Plata, 30 September-3 October 1984.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SUGUIO K. ; TESSLER M. G. ; EICHLER B. B. ; MARTIN L. ; FLEXOR J. M. ; RABASSA J. (Editeur scientifique) ;

Abstract

Wave-induced longshore currents and sea level changes during the last 7 000 years played an important role in the construction of the Quaternary coastal plains adjacent to the present Paraiba do Sul river mouth. The river acted as a hydraulic groin| the updrift side prograded rapidly through the addition of successive beach ridges, while the downdrift side progradation was promoted by the incorporation of sandy islands backed by mangrove swamps.

Source

Book

ISBN : 90 6191 629 1

Editor : A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam - PAYS-BAS (1985)

Millesime : 1985 [pp. 175-185]

Bibliographic references : 6 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Maison des sciences de l'homme - Paris

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