Landscapes and landforms of Portugal / Gonçalo Vieira, José Luís Zêzere, Carla Mora, editors.

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Other Authors: Vieira, Gonçalo, Zêzere, José Luís, Mora, Carla
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham : Springer, 2020.
Series:World geomorphological landscapes.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Series Editor Preface
  • Preface
  • In Memoriam-António De Brum Ferreira
  • Contents
  • About the Editors
  • Geomorphological Setting, Dynamics and Hazards
  • 1 Landscapes of Portugal: Paleogeographic Evolution, Tectonics and Geomorphology
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Paleogeographic Evolution and Geomorphology of the Portuguese Mainland
  • 1.2.1 The Paleozoic Evolution
  • 1.2.2 The Mesozoic Evolution
  • 1.2.3 The Cenozoic Evolution
  • 1.3 The Regional Geomorphological Units of Portugal
  • 1.3.1 Mountains of the Northwest
  • 1.3.2 Central-Northern Plateaux
  • 1.3.3 Northern Meseta
  • 1.3.4 Mountains of the Central Massif
  • 1.3.5 Southern Meseta
  • 1.3.6 South and Southwest Low Mountains
  • 1.3.7 Low Mountains, Hills and Inland Plateaux of the Lusitanian Basin
  • 1.3.8 Low Mountains, Inland Plateaux and Depressions of the Algarve Basin
  • 1.3.9 Plateaux and Plains of the Lower Tagus and Alvalade Basins
  • 1.3.10 Littoral Platform
  • 1.3.11 The Madeira Archipelago
  • 1.3.12 Azores Archipelago
  • 1.4 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • 2 The Climate of Portugal
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction-Global Context
  • 2.2 Regional Climatic Differences in Portugal
  • 2.2.1 Main Climate Regions
  • 2.2.2 Temperature
  • 2.2.2.1 Summer
  • 2.2.2.2 Winter
  • 2.2.3 Precipitation and Its Consequences
  • 2.3 Recent Climatic History and Future Scenarios
  • 2.3.1 Recent Climate Evolution
  • 2.3.2 Climate Scenarios for the Twenty-First Century
  • 2.4 Climate Evolution Since the Last Glacial Cycle
  • 2.4.1 The Last Glacial
  • 2.4.1.1 Timing of Maximum Glaciation
  • 2.4.1.2 Ocean Sediment Core Data from the Iberian Margin
  • 2.4.1.3 Lacustrine Sediments
  • 2.4.1.4 Climate Modelling
  • 2.4.2 The Holocene
  • 2.5 Conclusions
  • 5.3 The Civil Protection and Emergency Management System
  • 5.4 Legal Framework for Specific Natural Hazards
  • 5.4.1 Earthquakes and Tsunami
  • 5.4.2 Landslides
  • 5.4.3 Coastal Erosion
  • 5.4.4 Floods and Flash Floods
  • 5.5 Conclusions
  • References
  • Coasts
  • 6 The Northwest Portuguese Coast: A Longitudinal Coastline and Its Diversity
  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Geological and Geographical Setting
  • 6.3 Littoral Platform: Concept and Development
  • 6.4 Cenozoic Deposits and the Geomorphological Evolution
  • 6.4.1 Fluvial Deposits
  • 6.4.2 Marine Deposits
  • 6.4.3 Eemian Beaches