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Salt cave cross-sections and their paleoenvironmental implications

Special issue. Geomorphic response of mediterranean and arid areas to climate change

Auteurs :
FRUMKIN, A.
BERKOWICZ, S.

Description :
Salt caves respond rapidly to environmental changes. Direct measurement and C 14 dating show that complex cross-sections may develop in a few hundred years. Two basic forms are discussed : 1) ingrowing vadose canyons where changing width may correspond to changing discharge; 2) wide low passages with flat ceilings, developed by upward dissolution, which may indicate rising base level. Some cross-sections are deformed by Holocene tectonics.


Type de document :
Congrès

Source :
IGU-GERTEC Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, 1995-05-13, Geomorphology (Amsterdam), issn : 0169-555X, 1998, vol. 23, n°. 2-4, p. 183-191, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 17 ref.

Date :
1998

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Elsevier

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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