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Palaeogeomorphic reconstruction of quaternary delta in alluvial plains of West bengal and Orissa

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Abstract

In the vast alluvial plains of West Bengal and Orissa several deltaic plains exist, occurring in an off-lap sequence. These deltas were formed in the background of eustatic fluctuations during the Quaternary Period. They were built partly during rising sea level and pertly during stationary sea level stages. Landform analysis through aerial photographs as well as Landsat imagery interpretation, attested by field study, helped to establish the palaeogeomorphology of these Quaternary deltas. Possible mode of sedimentation during different phases of sea level fluctuations has been worked out

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Correspondence to Asis Bhattacharya or Sukumar Mallick.

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Bhattacharya, A., Mallick, S. Palaeogeomorphic reconstruction of quaternary delta in alluvial plains of West bengal and Orissa. Journ. Ind. Soc. Photo-int. & Remote Sensing 10, 55–62 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02990614

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Keywords

  • Alluvial Plain
  • Quaternary Period
  • Bengal Basin
  • Deltaic Plain
  • Subaerial Part