Landforms of aeolian, tectonic and marine origin in the Bauer Bay- Sandy Bay region of subantarctic Macquarie Island

D. A. Adamson, P. M. Selkirk, E. A. Colhoun

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Abstract

Aeolian landforms on Macquarie Island, in the Southern Ocean, occur above 100 m on the plateau between Bauer Bay and Sandy Bay. Wind-polishing of bedrock occurs today near sea level at the head of Bauer Bay. The area is tectonically active. No evidence of former glacial activity was observed. Topographic features in this area, previously regarded as glacial, are attributed to faulting. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-82
Number of pages18
JournalPapers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Volume122
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988

Keywords

  • tectonic activity
  • fault movement
  • aeolian landforms
  • marine landforms
  • Macquarie Island

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