(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

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Conical sandstone landforms cored with clastic pipes in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, southeastern Utah

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Clusters of conical sandstone landforms, many with summit weathering pits, have developed on barren outcrops of the Jurassic Entrada Sandstone in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The conical landforms have developed on cylindrical bodies of fluidized sandstone (clastic pipes) that typically have near-vertical contacts with the enclosing cross-bedded, eolian sandstone. These landforms vary in size and shape due chiefly to differential erosion of the clastic pipe relative to the enclosing sandstone. The resistant rims of these pits are due in part to calcite-enriched pipe contacts. Sandy pit-floor sediment is removed principally by strong wind rotors and vortices


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 39, no3-4 [pp. 99-110]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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