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dc.contributor.authorChandra, Satish
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-10T03:06:10Z
dc.date.available2015-02-10T03:06:10Z
dc.date.issued1969
dc.identifier.citationChandra, S. (1969). Geomorphology of the Kaikoura area. Earth Science Journal, 3(2), 108-122.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10289/9151
dc.description.abstractThe major physiographic units in the Kaikoura area are the Peninsula Block, Beach Ridges and Raised Beaches, Hard Rock Areas and the Alluvial Fans. Erosion of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains and the transfer of the debris to the sea by fan streams have contributed to coastline pro gradation so that a former offshore island, now called the Kaikoura Peninsula, has been joined to the mainland. On the piedmont alluvial plain between the mountains and the sea Otiran Glacial Stage and Holocene fan deposits have covered up older fan surfaces. Stillstands during the tectonic uplift of the Peninsula Block when marine processes cut shore platforms and also higher stands of interglacial sea levels in the Late Pleistocene have contributed to the development of erosion surfaces. Along the coast beach ridges and raised beaches have developed during post-glacial times.en_NZ
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dc.publisherWaikato Geological Society, The University of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEarth Science Journalen_NZ
dc.rights© 1969 Waikato Geological Society, The University of Waikato. All items in Research Commons are provided only to permit fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study. They are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.en_NZ
dc.titleGeomorphology of the Kaikoura areaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ


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