(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

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Characterising the irregular coastlines of volcanic ocean islands

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Volcanic ocean islands grow into irregular shapes because of eruption along radiating volcanic rift zones, caldera collapse, slope failure, coalescence of adjacent volcanoes and marine and subaerial erosion. With the aim of searching for variations with environmental parameters which might reflect variations in these processes, this study calculates and analyses characteristics of island irregularity from the World Vector Shoreline database (a series of digitised points, nodes, representing the continuous shorelines of the world's landmasses. The analysis also resolves the orientations of islands with respect to the tectonic fabric of their underlying oceanic basement


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 1998, vol. 23, no1 [pp. 1-14]

Bibliographic references : 48 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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