(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

The Hispaniola fluvial system and its morphostructural context

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. de Física de la Tierra y Astrofísica I, Fac. de Ciencias Físicas, Univ. Complutense, Madrid, ESPAGNE


This paper presents results of the geomorphological study of river elements for a morphostructural characterization of Hispaniola. The fluvial system and its primary and secondary drainage divides were delimited using a specifically developed methodology. More than 120 fluvial basins were studied. There are 2 large hydrological regions, the Western and the Eastern, with a northeastern transverse diagonal boundary, coinciding with the direction of the Beta Escarpment. Using quantitative data to characterize the morphostructure of the fluvial network in Hispaniola enabled the AA. to make a comparison with a Cuban network. As is shown, the river pattern in Hispaniola is basically tectonic, with a remarkable directional diversity in the main first-order drainage divide


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 30, no5 [pp. 453-477]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 8 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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