(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Morphometric analysis and its relation to tectonics in Macaronesia

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For an investigation of the relation between the morphology and the tectonics in the Macaronesian Islands (i.e. the geographical group of middle Atlantic Islands between 10°N and 40°N, orientations studies have been made of steeply dipping joints and, where possible, of the trends of valleys and ridges. A coincidence of the preferred directions of these features indicates a probable genetic relation between them. The main result is that the morphology of all Macaronesian Islands, although surficially of volcanic origin, has been significantly codesigned by tectonic processes


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 2002, vol. 46, no1-2 [pp. 95-115]

Bibliographic references : 48 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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