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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

The development of subhorizontal shore platforms by waves and weathering in microtidal environments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TRENHAILE A.S. ;

Abstract

A mathematical wave and weathering model was used to study the formation of subhorizontal platforms in microtidal environments. Backwearing (horizontal erosion) rates by wave erosion were calculated for different tidal levels using basic wave equations. Downwearing (vertical erosion) rates by weathering and debris removal by waves at the same tidal levels were derived from long-term laboratory experiments and from field data. Model runs suggested that wave erosion was more important in the past, although weathering and debris removal is often dominant today

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. 105-124]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

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