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Document title

Lithologically influenced geomorphic responses to Holocene climatic changes in the Southern Colorado Plateau, Arizona : a soil-geomorphic and ecologic perspective

published at : Special Issue. Geomorphic responses to short-term climatic change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MCFADDEN L.D. (1) ; MCAULIFFE J.R. ;
(1) Dep. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Univ. New Mexico, Albuquerque, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

The semiarid landscape occupied by the Navajo and Hopi peoples on the Colorado Plateau is characterized by an extensive network of deeply incised arroyos. The AA. propose that climatic change, and more specifically, increases in precipitation, caused an acceleration in the erosion of the steep, typically minimally vegetated slopes of the Bidahochi Formation. Their interpretation differ from previous interpretations that emphasize the linkage of climatic changes, groundwater levels and arroyo incision. This study reveals the importance of integrating soil and ecologic studies with geomorphological research

Source

Congrès

Symposium du Congrès International de Géomorphologie No3, Hamilton , CANADA ()

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 1997, vol. 19, no 3-4 [pp. 303-332]

Bibliographic references : 94 ref.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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