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Morphological and structural characterization of western Sierra de Gádor (Betic Cordillera)

dc.contributor.authorFernández Ibáñez, F.
dc.contributor.authorPérez Peña, José Vicente
dc.contributor.authorAzañón, José Miguel
dc.contributor.authorGonzález Lodeiro, Francisco
dc.description.abstractAn integrated geomorphic and structural study has been performed along the western border of Sierra de Gádor (Betic Cordillera, SE Spain). To do this, we have calculated some of the most reliable geomorphic indexes for tectonic activity (mountain-front sinuosity, Smf; asymmetry factor, AF; and stream-length index, SL) combined with a slope analysis. Field observations evidence that most of the topographic scarps that characterize the western termination of Sierra de Gádor match with a NW-SE trending normal fault system. These normal faults dip to the West and, in cases, affect Quaternary alluvial deposits. Values of SL and AF indexes applied to the Cástala stream catchment area suggest a westwards tilting of this side of Sierra de Gádor. Thus, structural and geomorphologic data coincide and suggest that western Sierra de Gádor orography is mainly influenced by NW-SE high-angle normal faults with very recent activityen_US
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.subject.otherGeomorphic indexesen_US
dc.subject.otherActive tectonicsen_US
dc.subject.otherNormal faulten_US
dc.subject.otherSierra de Gádoren_US
dc.subject.otherBetic Cordilleraen_US
dc.titleCaracterización morfo-estructural del borde occidental de Sierra de Gádor (Cordillera Bética)en_US
dc.titleMorphological and structural characterization of western Sierra de Gádor (Betic Cordillera)eng

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