Accession Number : AD0710335

Title :   Comparative Studies of the Pattern of Land use in Relation to the Geomorphic Features of the Terrace Uplands in Japan.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 28 Jul 66-27 Mar 68,

Corporate Author : OCHANOMIZU UNIV TOKYO (JAPAN) DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Watanabe,Akira

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The report consists of th following three parts. The first part is introductory, and treats of the classification of coastal types that are well developed in Japan, and tries to present the regionality of their distribution. The second part aims at elucidating the nature and processes of terrace surface formation, especially laying stress on the to the modes of crustal movements. Dislocation of earth's crust accompanying the earthquakes and their geomorphic manifestation on coastal districts are also inquired. In the last part, four areas that are studied by the present investigator and his collaborators are presented. They are (1) the Konsen uplands in eastern Hokkaido, (2) northern moiety of the Sanriku coast in northeastern Honshu, (3) dissected fans of western Tokai along the Pacific side of central Honshu, (4) the coalescing dissected fans of Toyama along the Japan Sea side of central Honshu. Emphasis is chiefly laid on the geomorphological features, and land use is treated subordinately in connection with them. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COASTAL REGIONS, *JAPAN), (*TERRAIN, CLASSIFICATION), DEPOSITS, SOILS, DELTAS, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANOES, SEDIMENTATION, EROSION

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE