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Rock strength : a control of shore platform elevation

Thornton, Lukar E. and Stephenson, Wayne J. 2006, Rock strength : a control of shore platform elevation, Journal of coastal research, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 224-231.

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Title Rock strength : a control of shore platform elevation
Author(s) Thornton, Lukar E.
Stephenson, Wayne J.
Journal name Journal of coastal research
Volume number 22
Issue number 1
Start page 224
End page 231
Publisher Coastal Education and Research Foundation
Place of publication Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Publication date 2006-01
ISSN 0749-0208
1551-5036
Keyword(s) rocks
coasts
terraces (geology)
estuaries
land forms
sea level
altitudes
geomorphology
Summary This study determined whether a previous laboratory finding relating platform elevation to rock strength could be verified when tested in the field. Testing took place along the Otway coast in southeastern Australia. Fourteen platforms were profiled using a total station while rock strength tests were performed with a type L Schmidt hammer. Results established that higher mean platform elevation correlated with increased rock strength (r = 0.661, p < 0.05). This confirmed that a relation exists between elevation and rock strength when tested in the field. This finding has implications for the interpretation of shore platforms and marine terrace elevations in relation to sea level.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner
Language eng
Field of Research 040312 Structural Geology
Socio Economic Objective 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2006, Coastal Education and Research Foundation
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