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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