Tropical rock coasts : Cliff, notch and platform erosion dynamics

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Univ. of Sussex, Dept. of Geography, Brighton, Royaume-Uni

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Through a review of previously published data across the tropics, average cliff face erosion rates are calculated as intertidal erosion rates and subtidal erosion rates. Intertidal erosion rates are variable within and across latitudinal ranges. A consideration of temporal variations in intertidal erosion rates provides insights into the potential impacts of climate change on the erosion dynamics of rock coasts in the tropics. This paper highlights some of the interactions over time and space between process and measurement that continue to limit our understanding of, and ability to model, the erosion dynamics of tropical rock coasts. It concludes by identifying potentially fruitful areas for future research.

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Article de périodique

Source :
Progress in physical geography, issn : 0309-1333, 2013, vol. 37, n°. 2, p. 206-226, nombre de pages : 21, Références bibliographiques : 4 p.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Sage Publications

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