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Geological Setting of the Païolive Karst (Ardèche, South of France): Consequences on its Genesis and Vertical Development

  • Céline Baral
  • Michel SéranneEmail author
  • Séverin Pistre
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Karst Science book series (AKS)

Abstract

A combined geological–geomorphological analysis of the Païolive area, Ardèche, southern France, allows to discuss the extension, origin and chronology of the karst that affects late Jurassic limestone. Results point to paleo-surface abandonment, river incision and karst formation resulting from a late Miocene and pre-Messinian uplift of the area. The epigene karst does not extend below the present-day base level.

Keywords

Karst Incision Paleo-surface Base level Geomorphology 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We are thankful to the three anonymous referees who provided detailed and constructive reviews that helped improving this work. We are also grateful to Catherine Bertrand who invited this contribution and for her editorial work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Céline Baral
    • 1
  • Michel Séranne
    • 1
    Email author
  • Séverin Pistre
    • 2
  1. 1.Géosciences Montpellier, CNRS, Université de Montpellier-Université de GuadeloupeMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Hydrosciences Montpellier, CNRS-IRD-Université de MontpellierMontpellierFrance

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