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TitleContrasting Karst Landscapes in China and Canada: Geomorphology of Red Beds, Evaporites and Carbonates
AuthorHuntley, D
SourceProceedings of the 14th national symposium on landform tourism development; 2014 p. 1-60
Year2014
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20150019
PublisherInternational Association of Geomorphologists
Meeting14th National Symposium on Landform Tourism Development; Kongtongshan, Gansu, Pingliang; CN; August, 2014
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
NTS1; 2; 3; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; 28; 29; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; 35; 36; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 62; 63; 64; 65; 66; 67; 68; 69; 72; 73; 74; 75; 76; 77; 78; 79; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 88; 89; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 102; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 114O; 114P; 115; 116; 117; 120; 340; 560
AreaDanxia; China; Canada
Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; karst topography; glacial features; glacial landforms; glacial deposits; red beds; evaporites; carbonates; glaciers
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; tables; cross-sections; histograms
ProgramTerrestrial Landslides, Public Safety Geoscience
AbstractContrasting geomorphic processes acting on sedimentary red beds, evaporites and carbonates over long periods of time create unique landforms in China and Canada. Rather than discussing the formation and development of Danxia pseudo-karst, this paper focuses on two carbonate karst areas in Canada: one in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia at 53° 10' N, 119° 29' W; the second in the Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories at 61° 30' N, 124° 05' W. Both landscapes are a product of multiple cycles of karst solution, glacial and fluvial erosion, deposition and climate change. These examples highlight a problem common with Danxia landforms: that features are not solely the product of geomorphic processes controlled by current climate, hydrology, chemistry and geology; rather they are multi- or polygenetic relict karsts whose formation can be attributed, in part, to physical conditions quite different to those now observed modifying the landscape.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This paper focuses on the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia and Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories. Both landscapes are a product of multiple cycles of karst, glacial, fluvial and climatic processes operating over 10,000s to millions of years. Landscapes in both countries are not solely the product of geomorphic processes controlled by current climate, hydrology, chemistry and geology. Rather they are relict landscapes whose formation can be attributed, in part, to physical conditions quite different to those now observed.
GEOSCAN ID296345