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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Charles Lyell and modern changes of the Earth the Milledgeville gully

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KENNEDY B.A. ;

Abstract

One major emphasis of Lyell's Principles of Geology was on the abundance and efficacy of present or modern causes in producing geologic change. A key example of Lyell's interest in the modern was his examination of a 20-year-old gully at Milledgeville, Georgia, in January 1846. He explicitely related its ultimate cause to the laying bare of the clayey surface horizons as a result of recent forest clearance and its proximate formation to sunbaked cracks in the clay and erosion by rainfall-induced runoff. Lyell's interest in such short-term erosional features stands in contrast to his successors' focus on geological scale features such as Niagara Falls

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 2001, vol. 40, no1-2 [pp. 91-98]

Bibliographic references : 22 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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