(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Landscape response to tectonic and climatic forcing in the foredeep of the southern Apennines, Italy : insights from Quaternary stratigraphy, quantitative geomorphic analysis, and denudation rate proxies

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Ist. per i Beni Archeologici e Monumentali, Tito Scalo, Potenza, ITALIE
(2) Dip. di Scienze della Terra e Geoambientali, Univ. degli Studi "Aldo Moro", Bari, ITALIE
(3) Dip. di Scienze, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata, Potenza, ITALIE


The AA. present new data about the morphological and stratigraphic evolution and the rates of fluvial denudation of the Tavoliere di Puglia plain, a low-relief landscape representing the northernmost sector of the Pliocene-Pleistocene foredeep of the southern Apennines. The study area is located between the easternmost part of the southern Apennine chain and the Gargano promontory and it is characterized by several orders of terraced fluvial deposits, disconformably overlying lower Pleistocene marine clay and organized in a staircase geometry, which recorded the emersion and the long-term incision history of this sector since mid-Pleistocene times. The AA. used the spatial and altimetric distribution of several orders of middle to late Pleistocene fluvial terraces in order to perform paleotopographic reconstruction and GIS-aided eroded volumes estimates. Then, they estimated denudation rates on the basis of the terraces chronostratigraphy, supported by published OSL and AAR dating. A steady-state fluvial incision is suggested


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no6 [pp. 814-835]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 19 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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