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Alluvial terraces of the upper Shoalhaven River, New South Wales: the influence of climate change in a temperate, highland setting

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Australia has experienced vast climate fluctuations during the Quaternary, with wet and dry periods

    associated with enhanced and reduced fluvial activity, respectively. Terraces of the upper Shoalhaven

    have been interpreted to be climatically forced (Nott et al, 2002; Kermode et al, 2012) with the

    landforms subsequently influencing valley-scale aggradation and incision. Ancient terraces, MIS 7

    and older, in both the headwater areas and in the lower Shoalhaven gorge are possibly a response to

    basin-wide changes in discharge and sediment supply conditions. Preliminary dating shows some

    correspondence between sites, although the limited available dates at this stage make it impossible to

    draw definitive conclusions regarding Quaternary fluvial activity.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Kermode, S. J., Jones, B. G., Nanson, G. C., Fujiyoka, T., Stocker, J. & Peterson, B. (2014). Alluvial terraces of the upper Shoalhaven River, New South Wales: the influence of climate change in a temperate, highland setting. AQUA Biennial Meeting: Program and Abstracts (pp. 51-1-51-1). Australia: Australasian Quaternary Association.

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  • 51-1

End Page


  • 51-1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Australia has experienced vast climate fluctuations during the Quaternary, with wet and dry periods

    associated with enhanced and reduced fluvial activity, respectively. Terraces of the upper Shoalhaven

    have been interpreted to be climatically forced (Nott et al, 2002; Kermode et al, 2012) with the

    landforms subsequently influencing valley-scale aggradation and incision. Ancient terraces, MIS 7

    and older, in both the headwater areas and in the lower Shoalhaven gorge are possibly a response to

    basin-wide changes in discharge and sediment supply conditions. Preliminary dating shows some

    correspondence between sites, although the limited available dates at this stage make it impossible to

    draw definitive conclusions regarding Quaternary fluvial activity.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Kermode, S. J., Jones, B. G., Nanson, G. C., Fujiyoka, T., Stocker, J. & Peterson, B. (2014). Alluvial terraces of the upper Shoalhaven River, New South Wales: the influence of climate change in a temperate, highland setting. AQUA Biennial Meeting: Program and Abstracts (pp. 51-1-51-1). Australia: Australasian Quaternary Association.

Start Page


  • 51-1

End Page


  • 51-1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia