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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Weathering and landform development in a subtropical mountainous terrain, Veladero massif, Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MIGOŃ P. ; ALCÁNTARA-AYALA I. ;

Abstract

Granite topography of the Veladero massif, south Mexico, is a heavily dissected all-slopes type of relief. Rock slopes and tor-like residuals occur near the crests, whereas exposures within middle and lower slopes show deeply disintegrated granite, often with corestones. Weathering grade is low to intermediate, with kaolinite, smectite and illite present in the most weathered top parts of the saprolite and in the colluvium. A long-term balance between the rate of weathering front descent and the rate of slope lowering is suggested. The research is based on field survey and digital elevation model interpretation, aided by mineralogical analysis

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 52, no1 [pp. 1-16]

Bibliographic references : 26 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

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