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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

A new approach to the relief of Great Britain. II. A classification of rocks based on relative resistance to denudation

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CLAYTON K. ; SHAMOON N. ;

Abstract

In this paper , the 71 rock outcrops, classified according to their age and lithology, which exceed 500 km2 are examined in order to establish their relative resistance to denudation. It is shown that variations in the resistance of rocks to erosion account for a large part of the local relative relief of Britain. The pattern of mean altitude predictud frgm`river distance values using regressions for each rock resistance class simulates remarkably closely the overall pattern of British relief

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 1998, vol. 25, no3-4 [pp. 155-171]

Bibliographic references : 16 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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