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Island uplift and lithospheric flexure: observations and cautions from the South Pacific.

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The isostatic response of oceanic lithosphere to loading by intra-plate volcanic islands is to produce an adjacent moat and a peripheral arch at some distance form the load. This latter uplift, at varying radii form the load, can be quantified by reference to the present altitudes of raised reef limestones, previously at or just below present sea level. We provide new information from instrumented surveys of geomorphological features in the Society Islands, the NW Tuamotu Archipelago and the Southern Cook Islands.-from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1987

Citation


  • Spencer, T., Stoddart, D. R., & Woodroffe, C. D. (1987). Island uplift and lithospheric flexure: observations and cautions from the South Pacific.. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Supplementband, 63, 87-102.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0023494630

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 87

End Page


  • 102

Volume


  • 63

Abstract


  • The isostatic response of oceanic lithosphere to loading by intra-plate volcanic islands is to produce an adjacent moat and a peripheral arch at some distance form the load. This latter uplift, at varying radii form the load, can be quantified by reference to the present altitudes of raised reef limestones, previously at or just below present sea level. We provide new information from instrumented surveys of geomorphological features in the Society Islands, the NW Tuamotu Archipelago and the Southern Cook Islands.-from Authors

Publication Date


  • 1987

Citation


  • Spencer, T., Stoddart, D. R., & Woodroffe, C. D. (1987). Island uplift and lithospheric flexure: observations and cautions from the South Pacific.. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Supplementband, 63, 87-102.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0023494630

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 87

End Page


  • 102

Volume


  • 63