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Rock strength : a control of shore platform elevation
journal contributionposted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Lukar ThorntonLukar Thornton, W Stephenson
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.
JournalJournal of coastal research
Pagination224 - 231
PublisherCoastal Education and Research Foundation
LocationFort Lauderdale, Fla.
NotesReproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner
Publication classificationC1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article
Copyright notice2006, Coastal Education and Research Foundation
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rockscoaststerraces (geology)estuariesland formssea levelaltitudesgeomorphologyScience & TechnologyLife Sciences & BiomedicinePhysical SciencesEnvironmental SciencesGeography, PhysicalGeosciences, MultidisciplinaryEnvironmental Sciences & EcologyPhysical GeographyGeologyshore platformmarine terracesSchmidt hammershore platform elevationSOUTHEAST AUSTRALIAKAIKOURA PENINSULANEW-ZEALANDISLANDWIDTHMORPHOLOGYMORAINESTESTSCOAST