(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Morphotectonic evolution of the Piedmont Zone of the west Ganga Plain, India

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GOSWAMI P.K. (1) ; MISHRA J.K. (1) ;
(1) Centre of Advanced Study, Dept. of Geology, Kumaun Univ., Nainital, INDE


Geomorphic and tectonic features in a part of the Piedmont Zone (PZ) of the west Ganga Plain have been identified and mapped on the basis of various terrain characteristics and sedimentological attributes using Digital Terrain Models, remote sensing data and fieldwork. The Himalayan Frontal Thrust (HFT) and faults define the structural boundary of the basin. These tectonic features have a profound control on the development and disposition of geomorphic features in the area. However, the Holocene climatic fluctuations have affected the sedimentation in the basin, causing a reduction in the transversal expansion of the PZ. Presently, the fluvial sediments are not depositing on the proximal PZ surface because the streams are deeply entrenched into it. On the distal PZ surface, however, channel shifting and overbank flows contribute to fluvial sedimentation


Article of periodic

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

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 58, no1 [pp. 117-131]

Bibliographic references : 24 ref.

Collation : 7 fig.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2013/0114

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