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Geological evolution of central England with reference to the Trent basin and its landscapes

Carney, John. 2007 Geological evolution of central England with reference to the Trent basin and its landscapes. Mercian Geologist, 16 (4). 231-240.

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Abstract/Summary

A fundamental geological control over development of the Trent catchment system is indicated by the preference for its trunk streams to follow the Triassic outcrop, with the older rocks mainly restricted to the interfluves. This relationship between geology and drainage is partly due to differences in the relative erodibility of the rock sequences, but also to a more subtle role played by tectonics. The most important structural elements were established during the early Palaeozoic (end-Caledonian) earth movements, but their influence persisted long afterwards.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geology and Landscape Southern
ISSN: 0025-990X
Additional Keywords: Trent valley, landscape, Triassic, Palaeozoic, River basins
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 22 May 2008 15:55
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3101

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