Erosion surfaces in the Chuka-South area, central Kenya

A. Veldkamp, P. W. Visser

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    Abstract

    In Kenya, erosion surfaces up to now have been interpreted mainly using the cyclic denudation concept of King (1967), based on their specific altitudes. Detailed fieldwork in the Chuka-South area shows that altitudinal differences are more related to lithological control than to ages of planation surfaces. This strong lithology-landform relationship is thought to be caused by etching and stripping. Rock properties such as texture, mineralogy and the fracture porosity largely determine the rate of chemical decomposition. -from Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)147-158
    Number of pages12
    JournalZeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplementbände
    Volume84
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

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    erosion
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    denudation
    fieldwork
    landform
    lithology
    mineralogy
    texture
    porosity
    decomposition
    chemical
    rate

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    Erosion surfaces in the Chuka-South area, central Kenya. / Veldkamp, A.; Visser, P. W.

    In: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Supplementbände, Vol. 84, 01.01.1992, p. 147-158.

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