(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

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Rates and patterns of erosion on inter-tidal shore platforms, Kaikoura Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand

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This paper presents measured rates of erosion on shore platforms at Kaikoura Peninsula. Surface lowering rates were measured with a micro-erosion meter and traversing micro-erosion meter. Differences in lowering rates were found between different platform types and lithologies. Season is shown statistically to influence erosion rates, with higher rates during summer than winter. The interpretation given to this is that the erosive process is subaerial weathering in the form of wetting and drying and salt weathering. This is contrary to views of shore platform development that have favoured marine processes over subaerial weathering


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1998, vol. 23, no12 [pp. 1071-1085]

Bibliographic references : 42 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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