The study of the evolution of slope form over long periods of time: a review of methodologies and some new observational data from Papua New Guinea.

D. L. Dunkerley

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Abstract

The two main approaches to this problem are reviewed. The first is the theoretical approach, which relies upon the results of numerical modelling and simulation of slope form; the second is the empirical approach, which relies on field observation, can only be applied in a very restricted range of field sites. Results of a study made on radiometrically dated emerged coral reefs in Papua New Guinea are presented, including accurate documentation of the morphologic change of slope profiles over a period of nearly 280 thousand years. -from Author English

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-67
Number of pages16
JournalZeitschrift fuer Geomorphologie
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1980

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