(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

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Pleistocene sea-level changes, sapping processes and development of valley networks in the Apulia region (southern Italy)

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The central area of the Apulia region is characterized by a network of valleys with peculiar features, locally called gravine or lame. They are short, straight valleys, deeply incised in Plio-Pleistocene calcareous sandstones and in Mesozoic limestones. Morpholoical features and hydrogeological conditions suggest that sapping processes were responsible for the development of the valley network. Furthermore, the particular hydrogeological conditions of the region along with the Pleistocene glacio-eustatic sea-level changes are taken into account, since they enhanced the development of the valley networks by sapping processes several times during the Middle-Upper Pleistocene


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 2002, vol. 46, no1-2 [pp. 19-34]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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