The present work aims at describing the genesis and evolution of rounded bays in the Maltese archipelago. Attention was focused on bays located along the NW coast of Gozo and the SE coast of Malta. Detailed geomorphological survey and mapping allied with aerial photointerpretation lead to the definition of evolutionary models which show that the investigated bays were formed due to different processes, in spite of being morphologically similar. In both study areas, selective erosion played an important role, but the rounded bays of NW Gozo are clearly linked to pre-existent subcircular structures due to sinkhole collapse whilst those of SE Malta are not influenced by karst processes. The Maltese rounded bays represent a significant case of geomorphological convergence of littoral landforms.

Examples of geomorphological convergence along the coastlines of the Maltese archipelago / Galve J., P; Soldati, Mauro; Tonelli, Chiara. - ELETTRONICO. - (2012), pp. 247-254. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Quarto Simposio Internazionale "Il Monitoraggio Costiero Mediterraneo: problematiche e tecniche di misura" tenutosi a Livorno nel 12-13-14 giugno 2012.

Examples of geomorphological convergence along the coastlines of the Maltese archipelago.

SOLDATI, Mauro;TONELLI, CHIARA
2012

Abstract

The present work aims at describing the genesis and evolution of rounded bays in the Maltese archipelago. Attention was focused on bays located along the NW coast of Gozo and the SE coast of Malta. Detailed geomorphological survey and mapping allied with aerial photointerpretation lead to the definition of evolutionary models which show that the investigated bays were formed due to different processes, in spite of being morphologically similar. In both study areas, selective erosion played an important role, but the rounded bays of NW Gozo are clearly linked to pre-existent subcircular structures due to sinkhole collapse whilst those of SE Malta are not influenced by karst processes. The Maltese rounded bays represent a significant case of geomorphological convergence of littoral landforms.
Quarto Simposio Internazionale "Il Monitoraggio Costiero Mediterraneo: problematiche e tecniche di misura"
Livorno
12-13-14 giugno 2012
247
254
Galve J., P; Soldati, Mauro; Tonelli, Chiara
Examples of geomorphological convergence along the coastlines of the Maltese archipelago / Galve J., P; Soldati, Mauro; Tonelli, Chiara. - ELETTRONICO. - (2012), pp. 247-254. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Quarto Simposio Internazionale "Il Monitoraggio Costiero Mediterraneo: problematiche e tecniche di misura" tenutosi a Livorno nel 12-13-14 giugno 2012.
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