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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Morphotectonics and denudation in the landform history of the Namibian Great Escarpment landscapes

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KEMPF J. (1) ;
(1) Inst. for Geography, Univ., Wuerzburg, ALLEMAGNE

Abstract

In this paper the Namibian section of the Great Escarpment is interpretd as a complex landscape that has primarily been the result of uplift and eastward tilting of the subcontinent as an expression of the South African superswell. The tectonic history is embedded in a denudation history of extremely high amounts and rates towards the incipient South Atlantic. The isostatic reactions to sediment loading on the continental shelf enhanced tectonic activity along the adjacent passive continental margin : mainly etchplanation. Also Late Tertiary and even Quaternary phases have been affected by the tectonic movements of the superswell

Source

Article of periodic

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

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 54, no3 [pp. 347-376]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 12 fig.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2010/0054-0035

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