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Volcanic Landscapes and Associated Wetlands of Lowland Patagonia, edited by Elizabeth Mazzoni, Jorge Rabassa

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Volcanic Landscapes and Associated Wetlands of Lowland Patagonia, edited by Elizabeth Mazzoni, Jorge Rabassa
Language
eng
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Includes bibliographical references
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Volcanic Landscapes and Associated Wetlands of Lowland Patagonia
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Responsibility statement
edited by Elizabeth Mazzoni, Jorge Rabassa
Series statement
The Latin American Studies Book Series,, 2366-3421
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
Table Of 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
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