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(Article of book - 1982)

Document title

Foundations of the Mornington Peninsula in Lime, Land, Leisure.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BIRD E.C.F. ; HOLLINSHED C. N. (Editeur scientifique) ; BIRD E.C.F. (Editeur scientifique) ; GOSS N. (Editeur scientifique) ;

Abstract

The southern part of the Mornington Peninsula consists of Palaeozoic igneous rocks, Tertiary basalt, and Pleistocene dune calcarenite, the latter forming the Nepean Peninsula. Relationships between geology, landforms, soils and vegetation are traced, with special reference to the dune topography of the Nepean Peninsula, and the cliffs and shore platforms cut in dune calcarenite on the southern (ocean) coastline. Cliff sections show buried soils, the older terra rossae and rendzinas being of Pleistocene age, while the younger, black organic soils are of Holocene age, with intervening horizons of aeolian deposition. Karstic weathering features are described. (E.C.F. BIRD).

Source

Book

Editor : Shire of Flinders, Flinders, Australia - AUSTRALIE (1982)

Millesime : 1982 [pp. 1-24]

Bibliographic references : 12 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Maison des sciences de l'homme - Paris

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