Modelling the impact of regional uplift and local tectonics on fluvial terrace preservation

W. Viveen, J. Schoorl, A. Veldkamp, R.T. van Balen

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Abstract

A terrace formation model (TERRACE) combined with a longitudinal river profile model (FLUVER) was used to simulate fluvial terrace formation and preservation in the northwest Iberian lower Miño River basin under the influence of three tectonic conditions; namely regional vertical uplift, local basin subsidence, and localised differential uplift. The simulation results were compared against mapped terrace altitudes and deposit thicknesses. The best results were achieved by combining all three tectonic factors, indicating that specific terrace formation is a complex interplay of regional and local tectonics. The best fit regional uplift rate of 0.10mka
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-135
JournalGeomorphology
Volume210
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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