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(Article of periodic en Français - 1983)

Document title

Mise en évidence d'une flexure active de la lithosphère dans l'archipel de la Société (Polynésie française), d'après la position des rivages de la fin de l'Holocène. (An active flexuring of the lithosphere in the Society Islands (French Polynesia), as deduced from the position of Late Holocene shorelines)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PIRAZZOLI P. A. ;

Abstract

This study compares the changes in elevation of Late Holocene shorelines from Tahiti to Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Bora Bora and Maupiti. A progressive decrease of a few decimeters of the emergence is observed from Maupiti to Tahiti. The direction of increasing emergence is contrary to the predictions of global isostatic models. This is ascribed to an active flexuring of the lithosphere resulting from the load of the most recent volcanic islands.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. Série 2 Paris

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 296 [pp. 695-698]

Bibliographic references : 12 réf.

Language

Français

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