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Difference between' calanchi' and ' biancane' badlands in Italy.

Alexander, D; (1982) Difference between' calanchi' and ' biancane' badlands in Italy. In: UNSPECIFIED (pp. 71-87).

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Abstract

The landforms known in Italy as calanchi consist of heavily dissected terrain with steep, bare slopes and channels which rapidly incise and extend headwards, but which are frequently obliterated by mass-movement debris. They are especially common to the Plio-Pleistocene marine clays of the Calabrian deposits. Cones and hummocks separated by flatter areas of surface wash deposits are associated with biancane. Calanchi are geomorphologically distinct from the classic badlands of the western US. -from Author

Type: Book chapter
Title: Difference between' calanchi' and ' biancane' badlands in Italy.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1391525
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