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The rock coast of South and Central America

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R. Blanco-Chao
R. Blanco-Chao
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K. Pedoja
K. Pedoja
1
Laboratoire de Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière, CNRS, Université de Caen, 14000 Caen, France
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C. Witt
C. Witt
2
CNRS UMR 8217 Géosystèmes UFR des Sciences de la Terre Bâtiment SN5, Avenue Paul Langevin 59655 Villeneuve D’Ascq cedex France
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J. Martinod
J. Martinod
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Université de Toulouse; UPS (OMP); GET; 14 Av Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France
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L. Husson
L. Husson
4
Géosciences-Rennes (UMR6118 du CNRS, Université de Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes, France
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V. Regard
V. Regard
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Université de Toulouse; UPS (OMP); GET; 14 Av Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France
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L. Audin
L. Audin
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Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre) CNRS: UMR5275 – IRD: UR – IFSTTAR – U. de Savoie – U. J. Fourier - Grenoble I – INSU – OSUG, 38000 Grenoble, France
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M. Nexer
M. Nexer
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Laboratoire de Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière, CNRS, Université de Caen, 14000 Caen, France
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B. Delcaillau
B. Delcaillau
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Laboratoire de Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière, CNRS, Université de Caen, 14000 Caen, France
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M. Saillard
M. Saillard
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Université de Toulouse; UPS (OMP); GET; 14 Av Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France
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D. Melnick
D. Melnick
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University of Potsdam, Institute of Earth and Environmental Science Building Am Mühlenberg 3, Room 17 Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany
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J. F. Dumont
J. F. Dumont
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ESPOL, Facultad de Ingeneria en Ciencia de la Tierra, La Prosperina, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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E. Santana
E. Santana
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ESPOL, Facultad de Ingeneria en Ciencia de la Tierra, La Prosperina, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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E. Navarrete
E. Navarrete
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ESPOL, Facultad de Ingeneria en Ciencia de la Tierra, La Prosperina, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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C. Martillo
C. Martillo
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ESPOL, Facultad de Ingeneria en Ciencia de la Tierra, La Prosperina, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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M. Pappalardo
M. Pappalardo
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Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, University of Pisa, Via S. Maria 53, 56126 Pisa, Italy
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L. Ayala
L. Ayala
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Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Facultad de Ingeniería Geológica, Peru
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J. F. Araya
J. F. Araya
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Department of Geography, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
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A. Feal-Pérez
A. Feal-Pérez
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Department of Geography. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Praza da Universidade, 1. 15782, Santiago, Spain
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D. Correa
D. Correa
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Departamento de Geología, Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia
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I. Arozarena-Llopis
I. Arozarena-Llopis
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Universidad Nacional-Costa Rica, Costa Rica
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Published:
January 01, 2014

Abstract

The great variety of climatic conditions, tidal ranges and wave regimes of South and Central America act on a complex geology and tectonic framework. Many of the rock and cliffed coasts of South America are strongly controlled by the occurrence of extensive Cenozoic and Pleistocene sediments that crop out at the coast. Geology and the different uplift rates are a major factor in the whole coastal geomorphology of South and Central America, and consequently are a very important control of the processes and landforms of rock coasts. This chapter covers several aspects of the rock coast of South and Central America, with special attention to the combination of tectonic movements and Quaternary Pleistocene–Holocene sea-level changes.

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Geological Society, London, Memoirs

Rock Coast Geomorphology: A Global Synthesis

D.M. Kennedy
D.M. Kennedy
The University of Melbourne, Australia
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W. J. Stephenson
W. J. Stephenson
University of Otago, New Zealand
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L. A. Naylor
L. A. Naylor
University of Glasgow, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
40
ISBN electronic:
9781862397002
Publication date:
January 01, 2014

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