THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LITHOLOGY AND SLOPE FORM IN THE TUCSON MOUNTAINS, PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA

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Title:
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LITHOLOGY AND SLOPE FORM IN THE TUCSON MOUNTAINS, PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA
Author:
Khanchoul, Kamel, 1959-
Issue Date:
1987
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:
The relationship between lithology and slope morphology is investigated at eight sites on granitic, andesitic, and sedimentary rock slopes in the Tucson Mountains. Several methods are used in the study. Topographic profiles are constructed. Skewness indices of the slope shapes, maximum and minimum slope angles, and slope lengths of the different slope profiles are computed and compared with each other. Debris size analysis is done to better determine hillfront/piedmont junctions. Slope surface regularities of the three lithological slopes are analysed and compared. The results show that the granitic piedmont slopes are found to be slightly concave to almost rectilinear, indicating their high resistance to erosive processes. In contrast, the concavity of the andesitic and sedimentary piedmont slopes demonstrate their inability to resist the erosive attack on them. However, in the case of the hillfront slopes, slope forms do not reflect lithological variations.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Rock slopes -- Arizona -- Tucson Mountains.; Rock slopes -- Arizona -- Pima County.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Geography and Regional Development
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTHE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LITHOLOGY AND SLOPE FORM IN THE TUCSON MOUNTAINS, PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONAen_US
dc.creatorKhanchoul, Kamel, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKhanchoul, Kamel, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_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.abstractThe relationship between lithology and slope morphology is investigated at eight sites on granitic, andesitic, and sedimentary rock slopes in the Tucson Mountains. Several methods are used in the study. Topographic profiles are constructed. Skewness indices of the slope shapes, maximum and minimum slope angles, and slope lengths of the different slope profiles are computed and compared with each other. Debris size analysis is done to better determine hillfront/piedmont junctions. Slope surface regularities of the three lithological slopes are analysed and compared. The results show that the granitic piedmont slopes are found to be slightly concave to almost rectilinear, indicating their high resistance to erosive processes. In contrast, the concavity of the andesitic and sedimentary piedmont slopes demonstrate their inability to resist the erosive attack on them. However, in the case of the hillfront slopes, slope forms do not reflect lithological variations.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectRock slopes -- Arizona -- Tucson Mountains.en_US
dc.subjectRock slopes -- Arizona -- Pima County.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography and Regional Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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dc.identifier.oclc20531497en_US
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