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Title Volcanic landscapes and associated wetlands of lowland Patagonia / Elizabeth Mazzoni, Jorge Rabassa, editors.

Published Cham : Springer, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series The Latin American studies book series, 2366-343X
Latin American studies book series.
Springer Earth and Environmental Science eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: Patagonia basalt tablelands ("escoriales") and their significance in the genesis of wetlands -- Patagonian cenozoic magmatic activity -- Geomorphology of the patagonian volcanic landscapes: provinces of neuquén (Northern Patagonia) and santa cruz (Southern Patagonia) -- Wetlands associated to the basaltic plateaus: range of influence of the "escoriales" and wet meadows indexes -- The environmental value of volcanic landscapes and wetlands of lowland patagonia and their state of conservation.
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.
Other author Mazzoni, Elizabeth, editor.
Rabassa, Jorge, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Geomorphology -- Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Volcanic fields -- Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319719214 (electronic bk.)
3319719211 (electronic bk.)
9783319719207 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-71921-4