(Article of periodic en Allemand - 1982)

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Alte Meeresstände an Küsten des Atlantischen Typs und die Meeresspiegelkurve seit dem Oberen Miozän. (Ancient sea levels on coasts of Atlantic type, and the amplitudes of eustatic movements since upper Miocene)

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Cycles of erosion and deposition as observed in the alluvial Amazon Basin are compared with contemporaneous events on twelve distant sections of Atlantic-type coasts. Since the events seem to have developed anywhere in an analogous way, it is suggested that the main cause may have been tectonic eustasy in addition to the better known glacial fluctuations of sea-level. Global changes of the rates of continental denudation as reflected in fluctuating ocean sedimentation rates appear to be in harmony with the eustatic rhythm which would seem to indicate a prevalence of eustatic causes over climatic changes and orogenic or isostatic crustal movements.


Article of periodic

published at : Würzburger geographische Arbeiten Würzburg

Editor :

Millesime : 1982, no56 [pp. 131-150]

Bibliographic references : 66 réf.



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