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

Auteurs :
STEPHENSON, W.J.
KIRK, R.M.

Description :
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.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 1998, vol. 23, n°. 12, p. 1071-1085, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 42 ref.

Date :
1998

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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