Hypsometric curves as a tool for paleosurface mapping

Soares, Paulo Cesar and Riffel, Silvana Bressan (2006) Hypsometric curves as a tool for paleosurface mapping. Mathematical Geology, 38 6: 679-695. doi:10.1007/s11004-006-9044-x

Author Soares, Paulo Cesar
Riffel, Silvana Bressan
Title Hypsometric curves as a tool for paleosurface mapping
Journal name Mathematical Geology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0882-8121
Publication date 2006-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11004-006-9044-x
Volume 38
Issue 6
Start page 679
End page 695
Total pages 17
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Plenum
Language eng
Subject 0403 Geology
Abstract A procedural paleosurface mapping tool, using hypsometric curves and digital elevation models, was developed and applied to three hydrographic basins that erode common areas in the coastal ranges of Brazil, in southeastern South America. The method consists of identifying areas favorable for the occurrence of paleosurfaces and their corresponding surficial formations as correlated to specific erosion events. Attributes from hypsometric curves, and logarithmic functions fitted to proper curve segments, are combined with common morphometric properties of paleosurfaces given a set of criteria. Zones satisfying the criteria are mapped as pertaining to specific paleosurfaces. Field survey confirms the agreement between predicted and observed occurrence and absence of paleosurfaces.
Keyword Surficial formations
Relief modeling
Hydrographic basin
Serra do Mar
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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