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Tectonically driven landscape development within the eastern Alpujarran Corridor, Betic Cordillera, SE Spain (Almería)
|Autor:||García, A. F.; Zhu, Z.; Ku, T. L.; Sanz de Galdeano, Carlos; Chadwicka, O. A.; Chacón Montero, J.|
|Palabras clave:||Betic Cordillera|
|Fecha de publicación:||1-feb-2003|
|Citación:||Geomorphology 50(1-3): 83-110 (2003)|
|Resumen:||The Betic Cordillera is a topographic manifestation of Miocene to recent collision between the African and the European plates. Mountain ranges in the Internal Zone of the Betic Cordillera are exhumed massifs of metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, and are surrounded by low-lying sedimentary basins. The Neogene history of mountain range uplift and basin formation in the Betics is well studied, but Quaternary topographic development and its relation to convergent plate boundary tectonics is less understood. Deformation, rates of stream incision and factors controlling landscape evolution on the flanks of the highest mountains in the Betic Cordillera are studied to gain insight on the relationship of Quaternary tectonics to topographic development. Specifically, geomorphic processes that led to formation of topographic relief within the Internal Zone of the Betic Cordillera are assessed. This paper is based on a field study conducted in the eastern Alpujarran Corridor (EAC), which is the eastern half of a 4–6-km wide and 80-km long inverted sedimentary basin. The Mid to Late Quaternary history of basin denudation is deduced on the basis of morphostratigraphic, geochronologic and structural–geologic analyses of oxygen isotope Stage 8-time fluvial deposits in the EAC. Results of these analyses indicate that climate and faulting played only a minor role in landscape evolution in the EAC. Instead, the EAC topographic trough was excavated by a drainage network whose axial stream (Río Andarax) was incising at a rate between 0.3 and 0.7 m/ka since oxygen isotope Stage 8. This paper demonstrates that these incision rates are the same as regional rock uplift rates in the EAC. During the Mid and Late Quaternary, topographic relief between the EAC and adjacent mountain ranges developed largely as a result of fluvial denudation driven by regional uplift. The implications of the results of this investigation are used to propose a model of Quaternary topographic relief development in the Internal Zone of Betic Cordillera. Topographic relief between Internal Zone bedrock massifs and adjacent basins formed largely as a result of fluvial denudation driven by regional uplift. Faulting also played a significant role in areas that are within a few kilometers of crustal-scale fault zones.|
|Descripción:||20 pages, 14 figures, 3 tables.|
|Versión del editor:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0169-555X(02)00209-X|
|Aparece en las colecciones:||(IACT) Artículos|
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