(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Karstic morphology control in non-carbonate rocks : Santana basin, middle Paraiba do Sul river valley, Brazil

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

UAGODA R. (1) ; AVELAR A. (2) ; COELHO NETTO A.L. (2) ;
(1) Inst. de Geociências, Univ. Federal, Rio de Janeiro, BRESIL
(2) Dep. de Geofrafia, Inst. de Geociências, Univ. Federal, Rio de Janeiro, BRESIL


The AA. used GIS to study correlations between the presence of karstic features, precise lithology and relief to indentify possible controls in non-carbonate rocks within the Santana basin. The results suggest a lithological control on the karstic features with higher frequency of caves, collapsed dolines, sinkholes and resurgences in pure quartzite (Q) and in areas with high relief, but there is no lithological control on solution dolines. Gullies, knickpoints and captured valleys are also not controlled by lithology or relief. The results suggest a fluvial control of gullies and depositional features in valley bottoms caused by headward erosion, after underground captures or knickpoint disruption


Article of periodic

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

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 55, no1 [pp. 1-13]

Bibliographic references : 16 ref.

Collation : 14 fig., 1 tabl.




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