Volcanic landscapes and associated wetlands of lowland Patagonia /

This book presents the most relevant basaltic plateau exposures in the provinces of Neuquén (northern Patagonia) and Santa Cruz (southern Patagonia), and analyzes their geomorphological and morphometric characteristics. The existence of wetland ecosystems near the volcanic plateaus is quantified, t...

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Imprint:Cham : Springer, 2018.
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Series:The Latin American studies book series, 2366-343X
Latin American studies book series.
Subject:Geomorphology -- Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Volcanic fields -- Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- General.
Geomorphology.
Volcanic fields.
Geography.
Geomorphology.
Geology.
Environmental Geography.
Geology & the lithosphere.
Physical geography & topography.
Geological surface processes (geomorphology)
South America -- Patagonia.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11543094
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Other authors / contributors:Mazzoni, Elizabeth, editor.
Rabassa, Jorge, editor.
ISBN:9783319719214
3319719211
9783319719207
3319719203
9783319719221
331971922X
9783319891217
3319891219
Digital file characteristics:PDF
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 23, 2018).
Summary:This book presents the most relevant basaltic plateau exposures in the provinces of Neuquén (northern Patagonia) and Santa Cruz (southern Patagonia), and analyzes their geomorphological and morphometric characteristics. The existence of wetland ecosystems near the volcanic plateaus is quantified, thus providing indexes that describe the quantitative relationships between these landscape features. These indexes also make it possible to estimate the development of these wetlands in non-surveyed areas, opening the door for studying remote, isolated areas by means of remote sensing images. In turn, the book proposes a numerical classification system for this type of landscape that summarizes the main geomorphological and hydrological characteristics.
This book presents the most relevant basaltic plateau exposures in the provinces of Neuqu鮠(northern Patagonia) and Santa Cruz (southern Patagonia), and analyzes their geomorphological and morphometric characteristics. The existence of wetland ecosystems near the volcanic plateaus is quantified, thus providing indexes that describe the quantitative relationships between these landscape features. These indexes also make it possible to estimate the development of these wetlands in non-surveyed areas, opening the door for studying remote, isolated areas by means of remote sensing images. In turn, the book proposes a numerical classification system for this type of landscape that summarizes the main geomorphological and hydrological characteristics.
Other form:Print version: Volcanic landscapes and associated wetlands of lowland Patagonia. Cham : Springer, 2018 3319719203 9783319719207
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-71921-4