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Crustal uplift in southern England : evidence from the river terrace records

Quaternary fluvial archives

Auteurs :
MADDY, D.
BRIDGLAND, D.R.
GREEN, C.P.
VANDENBERGHE, J.

Description :
This paper examines the incision achieved during the Quaternary by the Thames, in both its upper and lower catchments, and by the Hampshire Avon in southern England. Valley incision rates have been identified, although in the lower catchment of the Thames, these have been enhanced by additional incision in response to glacio-isostasy and valley shortening. A model is proposed in which regional uplift is recognized as the primary cause of incision by these Quaternary rivers. Possible mechanisms for regional uplift are considered.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geomorphology (Amsterdam), issn : 0169-555X, 2000, vol. 33, n°. 3-4, p. 167-181, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 76 ref.

Date :
2000

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

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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