(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Application of an S-shaped curve model to the temporal development of tafoni of salt-weathering origin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) fac. of Business Administration, Daito Bunka Univ., Higashi-Matsuyama, JAPON


To describe temporal change in tafone development, an S-shaped curve equation is proposed. The applicability of this model is examined using tafone data selected from seven sites, which are categorized into three different salt-weathering environments : a spray/splash-dominant (occasionally wave-affected) supra-tidal zone, aerosol-affected coastal regions, and inland desert areas. Five of them were taken from the humid temperate zone of Japan and two from the arid zone of the United States. The results indicate that the equation can well describe tafone development in each of these environments


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no12 [pp. 1624-1631]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2175

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