River terraces and other geomorphic features, Castle Hill Basin, Canterbury, New Zealand

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191425
Title:
River terraces and other geomorphic features, Castle Hill Basin, Canterbury, New Zealand
Author:
Breed, William J.
Issue Date:
1960
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Extensive systems of terraces in Castle Hill Basin are evidence for widespread cycles of aggradation and degradation of the rivers. The surfaces formed during periods of aggradation have been named as follows: Bridge Hill surface, Long Spur surface, Enys surface, Cheeseman surfaces and Post-Cheeseman surfaces. Evidence from moraines indicates that these aggradational surfaces were created during periods of glaciation when the streams of the valley were overloaded. Degradation and valley deepening ensued during non-glacial conditions, leaving the former river floodplains preserved as glacial terraces. The terraces ol' Castle Hill Basin have been correlated with similar surfaces in the Waimakariri Valley described by Dr. Maxwell Gage.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text; maps
Keywords:
maps
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Geology -- New Zealand -- Canterbury.; Geomorphology -- New Zealand -- Canterbury.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Geology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Lance, John F.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleRiver terraces and other geomorphic features, Castle Hill Basin, Canterbury, New Zealanden_US
dc.creatorBreed, William J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBreed, William J.en_US
dc.date.issued1960en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractExtensive systems of terraces in Castle Hill Basin are evidence for widespread cycles of aggradation and degradation of the rivers. The surfaces formed during periods of aggradation have been named as follows: Bridge Hill surface, Long Spur surface, Enys surface, Cheeseman surfaces and Post-Cheeseman surfaces. Evidence from moraines indicates that these aggradational surfaces were created during periods of glaciation when the streams of the valley were overloaded. Degradation and valley deepening ensued during non-glacial conditions, leaving the former river floodplains preserved as glacial terraces. The terraces ol' Castle Hill Basin have been correlated with similar surfaces in the Waimakariri Valley described by Dr. Maxwell Gage.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typemaps-
dc.subjectmaps-
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeology -- New Zealand -- Canterbury.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeomorphology -- New Zealand -- Canterbury.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLance, John F.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc217323220en_US
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