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Glaciation and karst in Tasmania: Review and speculations


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Kiernan, K 1982 , 'Glaciation and karst in Tasmania: Review and speculations' , Helictite, vol. 20, no. 1 , pp. 11-16 .

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The evolution of Tasmanian karsts is fundamentally interwoven with the
history of Quarternary climatic change. Specifically karstic processes were
periodically overwhelmed by the influence of cold climate which exerted strong
controls over thermal, hydrological and clastic regimes. While these episodes
of cold climatic conditions have temporally dominated the Quaternary, their
legacy may be under-represented in present karst landforms. There is no general
case with respect to the consequences for karst of the superimposition or close
proximity of glacial ice. The pattern of events in each area will be dependent
upon the interaction between local and zonal factors. A number of Tasmanian
karsts which may have been influenced by glaciation are briefly discussed.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Kiernan, K
Journal or Publication Title: Helictite
ISSN: 0017-9973
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