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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

A short history of a flat place : three centuries of geomorphic change in the Croatan National Forest

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PHILLIPS J.D. (1) ;
(1) Tobacco Road Research Team, Dep. Geography, East Carolina Univ., ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

Despite flat terrain, extensive forests, and little urbanization, there has been extensive landscape change in the Croatan area of North Carolina's lower coastal plain in the past 300 years. Culturally-accelerated erosion, sedimentation, and geomorphic change are documented, including mean historic upland surface lowering of 15 to 25 cm, and historic alluvial sedimentation of 70 to more than 200 cm. In the Croatan, some human impacts are similar to those associated with Holocene sea level rise, though greatly accelerated. This makes historic change difficult to distinguish from longer-term Quaternary environmental changes

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 87, no2 [pp. 197-216]

Bibliographic references : 90 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

American geological institute

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

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