The Earth Science Journal was published from 1967 to 1971 by the University of Waikato on behalf of the Waikato Geological Society. The Society and Journal eventually folded for financial reasons with the last issue being Volume 5 number 2 1971.

The journal was established to provide a place in which to publish articles that were of wide interest to earth scientists, and which crossed the boundaries of traditional disciplines. The journal was edited by Michael Selby, an internationally renowned geomorphologist, who was also influential in the eventual establishment of a Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Waikato in Hamilton in 1970.

This digital collection provides access to the complete range of papers published in the Earth Science Journal.

Collections in Waikato Geological Society Earth Science Journal

  • Coverpage and Contents

    Waikato Geological Society (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1968)
    Coverpage and Contents from Volume 2, Number 1, 1968 of Earth Science Journal.
  • Chronology of fans and terraces in the Galatea Basin

    Pain, C.F.; Pullar, W.A. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1968)
    Air-borne volcanic ash beds are used to date fans and terraces in the Galatea Basin and to outline the depositional history of this part of the Rangitaiki Valley. The basin is interpreted as a fault-angle depression formed ...
  • Coverpage and Contents

    Waikato Geological Society (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    Coverpage and Contents from Volume 5, Number 2, 1971 of Earth Science Journal.
  • Notice from the Editor

    Selby, Michael J. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    Notice from the Editor from Volume 5, Number 2, 1971 of Earth Science Journal.
  • Volcanic studies by members of the Royal Society of London 1665 - 1780

    Stokes, Evelyn (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    Late seventeenth century ideas about volcanic activity were largely derived from classical sources. The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London provided a vehicle for publication of information about ...
  • Hydrological factors influencing sediment concentration fluctuations in small drainage basins

    Imeson, A.C. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    Although sediment concentrations measured in two contrasting streams in East Yorkshire fluctuate in response to similar hydrological factors, the effectiveness of these factors reflects the environmental characteristics ...
  • Mass movement in Tangoio conservation reserve northern Hawkes Bay

    Eyles, R.J. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    In a random sample of 52 valley-side profiles at Tangoio, mass movements are shown to occur preferentially on profiles with a northerly aspect, which are long, or steeply sloping. Detailed measurements of 27 debris slide ...
  • The significance of vegetation, fire and man in the stabilisation of sand dunes near the Warburton Ranges, Central Australia

    Conacher, A.J. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    The vegetation cover of sand dunes and sandplain country in a part of Central Australia is aperiodically destroyed by fire, caused by lightning and Aboriginal activities. Subsequent mobilisation, transportation and ...
  • The origin of beach sediments on the North Queensland coast

    Bird, E.C.F. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    Petrographic and granulometric analyses of North Queensland beach sediments indicate their affinity with sediments delivered to the coast by rivers, and it is shown that the beaches are largely derived from fluvial sediment ...
  • The age of quaternary surfaces at Waihi Beach

    Selby, Michael J.; Pullar, W.A.; McCraw, J.D. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    The Waihi Beach surfaces were originally mapped and correlated with European surfaces of similar altitude by Kear and Waterhouse (1961). Exposures along the edges of the surfaces indicate that they are covered with volcanic ...
  • Further comments-Waihi Terrace and Hamilton Ash Ages

    Kear, David; Waterhouse, B.C. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    The authors of the previous paper (Selby et al. 1971) kindly allowed us to see their manuscript, prior to publication. They have made a significant contribution to Bay of Plenty late Quaternary stratigraphy in recognising ...
  • Book reviews and Book notices

    Waikato Geological Society (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    Book reviews and Book notice from Volume 5, Number 2, 1971 of Earth Science Journal.
  • Coverpage and Contents

    Waikato Geological Society (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    Coverpage and Contents from Volume 5, Number 1, 1971 of Earth Science Journal.
  • Pared-down landscapes in Antarctica

    Cotton, C.A.; Wilson, A.T. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    The frigid-arid climate that now prevails in ice-free parts of Victoria Land, Antarctica, inhibits glacial erosion. If certain landscapes, more or less remote from the great troughs of outlet glaciers, have been glaciated ...
  • Soil crusting in Western Samoa. Part I - Some examples of crusting and methods of control

    Reynolds, S.G. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    The problems and effects of soil crusting in Western Samoa are discussed. Illustrations of typical crust features include the glazed or 'frosted' surface of certain crusts, and dispersion mosaics. Surface mulches and fine ...
  • Soil crusting in Western Samoa. Part II - Experimental investigation of factors influencing crust formation

    Reynolds, S.G. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    The Alafua Penetrometer was used to measure relative differences in soil crust strength. Crust strength and thickness were shown to increase with increases in rainfall amount, drying time, droplet size, kinetic energy and ...
  • Dynamic equilibrium in applied geomorphology: Two case studies

    Douglas, Ian (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    Engineering works and agricultural activity which change the relationship between rainfall and river flow lead to modifications of river channels with attendant erosion and deposition problems. In the Swiss Jura Lakes area, ...
  • Origin and distribution of mineral species in limestone caves

    Broughton, Paul L. (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1971)
    More than 80 mineral species are known to result from secondary chemical reactions in solutional limestone caverns. These minerals are transitional and end-products of carbonate wall rock interactions with ground water and ...
  • Coverpage and Contents

    Waikato Geological Society (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1970)
    Coverpage and Contents from Volume 4, Number 2, 1970 of Earth Science Journal.
  • Input and output considerations in estimating rates of chemical denudation

    Goudie, Andrew (Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato, 1970)
    Estimation of rates of solutional denudation in river basins necessitates some consideration of salt inputs as well as consideration of salt outputs. Recent work in nutrient cycling has stressed the complexity and importance ...

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