Accession Number : AD0641402

Title :   GEOLOGY AND GEOMORPHOLOGY OF THE COASTAL PLAIN RIO GRANDE DO SUL, BRAZIL AND NORTHERN URGUAY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COASTAL STUDIES INST

Personal Author(s) : Delaney,Patrick J. V.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : This paper, the second in a series describing the geology and geomorphology of the coastal plain of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and northern Uruguay, is primarily concerned with the geographic distribution of stratigraphic units within the area. To accomplish this objective, the entire coastal plain - an area of 47,100 square kilometers or 18,200 square miles - has been mapped using the scale 1:500,000. In general, this area is a low, sandy plain whose western margin is formed by higher land which is composed of rocks ranging in age from pre-Cambrian to Jurassic. The surface sediments within the coastal plain are described and mapped for the first time. They are Quaternary in age. Regional mapping of the entire area has led to a somewhat different interpretation of the geologic history than was advanced in an earlier report by the writer. The most significant change involves modification of the concept of Recent faulting in the coastal plain. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEOLOGY, *BRAZIL), SOUTH AMERICA, STRATIGRAPHY, MAPS

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE