(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

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Development of shore platforms on Kaikoura Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand. Part one : the role of waves

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The role of waves in shore platform development has been investigated on Kaikoura Peninsula by direct measurement of waves in deep water and on platforms at high tide. This showed that the deepwater wave environment off the Kaikoura Peninsula is very energetic, but the amount of energy delivered to platforms is very low. An analysis of the role of breaking waves revealed that these are ineffective as an erosional agent because the depth of water offshore causes breaking before waves arrive on platform surfaces


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 32, no1-2 [pp. 21-41]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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