(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

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Shore platform morphology on a rapidly uplifting coast, Wellington, New Zealand

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The coast of Wellington is tectonically active and contains a series of uplifted and contemporary shore platforms that are developed in Triassic Greywacke. The rate of development of these platforms is rapid. The co-seismic uplift means that the rear of the platforms is raised beyond the limits of marine process and has become an area of deposition. Although no direct process measurements were made the highly fractured nature of the bedrock appears to play a major role in platform evolution, with wave processes being easily able to pluck blocks as evidenced by fresh erosion scars and active gravel beaches at the rear of many platforms


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 30, no7 [pp. 823-832]

Bibliographic references : 30 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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