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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1995)

Document title

Block gliding and rheological deformation in the southern Sydney Basin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

YOUNG R.W. ; WRAY R.A.L. ; WHITE K.L. ; HOSKINS E.R. ;

Abstract

Study of mechanisms that could explain the widespread gliding of sandstone blocks away from cliffs in the southern Sydney Basin of south-eastern Australia. Highly preferential dip control of the direction of gliding and of the development of benches over which the blocks move, together with mounds, indicate that the block gliding is due to the rheological deformation of the underlying rock, even though it is a sandy siltstone lacking readily deformable beds. This phenomenon may be a significant feature of many slowly eroding landscapes, and prompts revision of models of long-term geomorphological evolution

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Australian Geographer / ISSN 0004-9182

Editor : Geographical Society of New South Wales, Sydney - AUSTRALIE (1928)

Millesime : 1995, vol. 26, no2 [pp. 180-188]

Bibliographic references : 31 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3519

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