(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

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Development of shore platforms on Kaikoura Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand. II : the role of subaerial weathering

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The role of subaerial weathering in the development of shore platforms on Kaikoura Peninsula is investigated. Evidence for weathering came from a number of distinctive surface morphologies on platforms : salt crystal growth, water layer weathering, and slaking. Weathering processes on shore platform rely on repeated wetting and drying. It was found that the number of wetting and drying cycles depend not only on the pattern of tidal water levels but also on algae growth and desiccation. It is argued that the development of shore platforms at kaikoura results from subaerial weathering caused by repeated wetting and drying, and not from marine erosion


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 2000, vol. 32, no1-2 [pp. 43-56]

Bibliographic references : 52 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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