(Article of periodic en Allemand - 1977)

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Zur Geographie des Ramu-Tales, Papua-Neu-Guinea Géographie de la vallée de Ramu en Papouasie-Nouvelle Guinée

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The Ramu-valley in North-East New Guinea is the result of the young geological development of the North of the Central Ranges lying areas. As such it is part of a long trough formed in the Late Tertiary and since filled with sediments from the enclosing mountains of which the Coastal Ranges itself have only been formed by an upheaval since the Late Tertiary too. The alluvial deposits of the Ramu-valley are divided in dissected older fans and younger floodplains of varying degreee. Large areas are still covered by water. The paper describes the general topography, the climate and vegetation and discusses the problems of past and present land use. It points to the possible ecological consequences and disturbances in case a large scale exploitation of the timber resources should be undertaken. (l'A).


Article of periodic

published at : Berichte der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft

Editor :

Millesime : 1977, vol. 67 [pp. 255-267]



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