Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/594795
Title:
Badlands in the Tabernas Basin, Betic Chain
Authors:
Calvo-Cases, Adolfo; Harvey, Adrian M.; Alexander, Roy; Cantón, Yolanda; Lázaro, Roberto; Solé-Benet, Albert; Puigdefábregas, Juan
Abstract:
The complex badland landscape at Tabernas results from a combination of relief amplitude generated by tectonic uplift since the Pliocene and reactivated several times during the Pleistocene, the properties of the Tortonian sedimentary rocks and a predominantly arid climate. The landscape is dominated by deep incision of the main river systems, which continues in part of the headwater tributaries, and characterized by contrasting slope morphologies and a variety of microecosystems. The Tabernas badlands exhibit a diversity of landforms resulting from the combination of multi-age soil surface components that allow a variety of processes to operate at different rates. These are dominated by rilling and shallow mass movements on south-facing hillslopes. On old surfaces and north-facing hillslopes, where biological components are present, overland flow with variable infiltration capacity and low erosion rates prevail. Incision in the gully bottoms occurs in the most active areas.
Affiliation:
University of Valencia, University of Liverpool, University of Chester, University of Almería, CSIC, Almería
Citation:
Calvo-Cases, A., Harvey, A., Alexander, R., Cantón, Y., Lázaro, R., Solé-Benet, A., & Puigdefábregas, J. (2014). Badlands in the Tabernas Basin, Betic Chain. In F. Gutiérrez & M. Gutiérrez (Eds.), Landscapes and Landforms of Spain (pp. 197-211): Springer Netherlands.
Publisher:
Springer
Publication Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/594795
DOI:
10.1007/978-94-017-8628-7_17
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Description:
This book chapter is not available through ChesterRep.
ISBN:
978-94-017-8627-0; 978-94-017-8628-7
Appears in Collections:
Geography and Development Studies

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCalvo-Cases, Adolfoen
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Adrian M.en
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Royen
dc.contributor.authorCantón, Yolandaen
dc.contributor.authorLázaro, Robertoen
dc.contributor.authorSolé-Benet, Alberten
dc.contributor.authorPuigdefábregas, Juanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T13:50:23Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-25T13:50:23Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationCalvo-Cases, A., Harvey, A., Alexander, R., Cantón, Y., Lázaro, R., Solé-Benet, A., & Puigdefábregas, J. (2014). Badlands in the Tabernas Basin, Betic Chain. In F. Gutiérrez & M. Gutiérrez (Eds.), Landscapes and Landforms of Spain (pp. 197-211): Springer Netherlands.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-94-017-8627-0en
dc.identifier.isbn978-94-017-8628-7en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-017-8628-7_17en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/594795en
dc.descriptionThis book chapter is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThe complex badland landscape at Tabernas results from a combination of relief amplitude generated by tectonic uplift since the Pliocene and reactivated several times during the Pleistocene, the properties of the Tortonian sedimentary rocks and a predominantly arid climate. The landscape is dominated by deep incision of the main river systems, which continues in part of the headwater tributaries, and characterized by contrasting slope morphologies and a variety of microecosystems. The Tabernas badlands exhibit a diversity of landforms resulting from the combination of multi-age soil surface components that allow a variety of processes to operate at different rates. These are dominated by rilling and shallow mass movements on south-facing hillslopes. On old surfaces and north-facing hillslopes, where biological components are present, overland flow with variable infiltration capacity and low erosion rates prevail. Incision in the gully bottoms occurs in the most active areas.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.subjectBadlandsen
dc.subjectLandform evolutionen
dc.subjectBiological soil crustsen
dc.subjectErosion processesen
dc.titleBadlands in the Tabernas Basin, Betic Chainen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Valencia, University of Liverpool, University of Chester, University of Almería, CSIC, Almeríaen
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