Gondwana Landscapes in southern South America

Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil

  • Jorge Rabassa
  • Cliff Ollier

Part of the Springer Earth System Sciences book series (SPRINGEREARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Jorge Rabassa, Cliff Ollier
    Pages 1-7
  3. Francisco Sergio Bernardes Ladeira
    Pages 135-159
  4. Daniel Panario, Ofelia Gutiérrez, Leda Sánchez Bettucci, Elena Peel, Pedro Oyhantçabal, Jorge Rabassa
    Pages 161-199
  5. Jorge Rabassa, Claudio Carignano, Marcela Cioccale
    Pages 201-245
  6. Daniela Kröhling, Ernesto Brunetto, Gabriel Galina, M. Cecilia Zalazar, Martín Iriondo
    Pages 247-303
  7. Marcelo Zárate, Alicia Folguera
    Pages 365-392
  8. Emilia Y. Aguilera, Ana Maria Sato, Eduardo Llambías, Hugo Tickyj
    Pages 393-422
  9. Emilia Y. Aguilera, Jorge Rabassa, Eugenio Aragón
    Pages 423-445
  10. F. Bétard, J. P. Peulvast, Jorge Rabassa, Emilia Y. Aguilera
    Pages 477-501
  11. Emilia Y. Aguilera, Silvina Carretero, Jorge Rabassa
    Pages 503-515
  12. Eugenio Aragón, Emilia Y. Aguilera, Claudia E. Cavarozzi, Alejandro Ribot
    Pages 517-525
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 527-545

About this book


This book presents extensive and new information on the geomorphology of cratonic areas of southern South America. It includes valuable data relating to recurrent controversies in general geomorphology beyond the boundaries of South America and reveals the great need to integrate many different aspects of geomorphology in regional studies. With the focus on ancient landscapes and especially on planation surfaces it addresses the question of what processes could form such huge features, and how they can be preserved for so long. Many of the papers include maps of planation surfaces or other geomorphic units. The volume brings together an up-to-date, state-of-the-art collection of information on South American geomorphology, and shows beyond doubt that geomorphology is on the same time scale as global tectonics, biological evolution and major climate change. Some of the papers describe ancient geomorphological features of areas that have never been studied or published before, while others describe regions which are totally unknown to the public. The scope of the book extends from tropical latitudes north of the Tropic of Capricorn, south to freezing Patagonia in the “roaring fifties”, more than 3,500 km from north to south. Including over one thousand citations from geological and geomorphological literature, this volume will serve as a starting point for a whole new phase of studies of the fascinating landscape history of southern South America.


Cenozoic Denudation Cratonic areas of Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil Etchplains Gondwana Landscapes in South America Hypertropical Climates Late Mesozoic-Earliest Cenozoic Paleolandscapes Pediplains South Atlantic Ocean Rifting and Passive-margin Tectonics Tropical Weathering

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge Rabassa
    • 1
  • Cliff Ollier
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Geomorfología y CuaternarioCADIC-CONICETUshuaiaArgentina
  2. 2.School of Earth and EnvironmentUniversity of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia

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