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Tesi etd-11242017-143918


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
PIZZO, GIULIA
URN
etd-11242017-143918
Title
Potholes as evidence of abrasion process: investigations on an Italian and a Galician coast.
Struttura
SCIENZE DELLA TERRA
Corso di studi
SCIENZE AMBIENTALI
Supervisors
relatore Prof.ssa Pappalardo, Marta
correlatore Prof. Blanco Chao, Ramon
controrelatore Prof. Lezzerini, Marco
Parole chiave
  • pothole; rock hardness; equotip; abrasion; rocky c
Data inizio appello
15/12/2017;
Consultabilità
Parziale
Data di rilascio
15/12/2020
Riassunto analitico
This study gives a former knowledge about marine potholes, which are not been deeply investigated yet, contrary to the stream potholes and tries to examine the main process responsible of their development. Hence, the aim of this work is to investigate the role of abrasion in shaping potholes on shore platform of rocky coasts, in two different landscapes: Mediterranean Coast and Galician Coast.
The side of coast situated in the south area of Livorno (Italy), is composed by the so called ‘Calafuria’s arenaceous flysch’, while the Caamaño coast (Galicia), which is in north-western Spain, is characterized by shore platforms of igneous and metamorphic rocks. In order to conduct this study, a common protocol has been established for reducing the variability of conditions and make data comparable. All the data acquired by following the protocol were worked out and represented by charts and tables, and then discussed.
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