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AuthorsH.A. Viles, T. Spencer
TitleTerrestrial and coastal landscape evolution on tropical oceanic islands
JournalScripta Geologica
Volume142
Year2011
Pages7-8
ISSN0375-7587
Keywordsisland; evolution; landscape evolution; tropics; volcanic islands; carbonate islands
AbstractTropical oceanic islands owe their origin to volcanic eruptions, their location to plate tectonics, and their morphology to the interplay over time between a range of constructional and erosional processes. A broad distinction can be made between high volcanic islands, with summits up to 4,000 m, and low carbonate islands only a few metres above sea level.
Classification38.37 ; 38.09
Document typearticle
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