(Article of book - 1980)

Document title

Geomorphologische Betrachtungen in der Küstenzone von West-Pasaman, Zentral-Sumatra. in Beiträge zur Geomorphologie und Länderkunde. Prof. Dr. Harmut Valentin zum Gedächtnis.. (Observations géomorphologiques dans le domaine littoral du Pasaman occidental, centre de Sumatra)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HAGEDORN H. ; HOFMEISTER B. (Editeur scientifique) ; STEINECKE A. (Editeur scientifique) ;


The coastal region of West-Pasaman on the West coast of Central Sumatra is discussed in terms of its climates, vegetation cover, soils, and resources with regard to man's settlement and economy. The coastal plain is then discussed in greater detail Seven types of coastal landforms as related to peculiar processes may be distinguished: brackish water swamps, deep sweet water swamps, shallow sweet water swamps, peripheral marshland, natural levees of rivers, younger beach ridges, and older beach ridges. This coastal region is a zone of accumulation and is very likely subsiding at a modest rate. Sedimentation and organogenic accumulation correspond with the present morphodynamic processes and the ecological status of the region as a whole where man has, however, interfered and caused certain disturbances of the natural equilibrium. (l'A.).



ISBN : 3-7983-0632-X

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1980)

Millesime : 1980 [pp. 193-200]




Maison des sciences de l'homme - Paris

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