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Volcanic Landscapes and Associated Wetlands of Lowland Patagonia

  • Elizabeth Mazzoni
  • Jorge Rabassa

Part of the The Latin American Studies Book Series book series (LASBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Emilia Aguilera, Elizabeth Mazzoni, Jorge Rabassa
    Pages 31-67
  3. Dora Silvia Maglione, José Luis Sáenz, Elizabeth Mazzoni
    Pages 123-153
  4. Elizabeth Mazzoni, Jorge Rabassa
    Pages 155-176
  5. Elizabeth Mazzoni, Jorge Rabassa
    Pages 209-230

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Cenozoic Volcanic Landscapes Basaltic Plateaux Geomorphology of Wetlands Wet Meadows Wetlands in Lowland Patagonia

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Mazzoni
    • 1
  • Jorge Rabassa
    • 2
  1. 1.Unidad Académica Río GallegosUniversidad Nacional de la Patagonia Austral (UARG – UNPA)Río GallegosArgentina
  2. 2.Laboratorio de GeomorfologíaCADIC-CONICET and Universidad Nacional de Tierra del FuegoUshuaiaArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71921-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71920-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71921-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-3421
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-343X
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