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The Abrasion Platform and the Cliff of the Southern Carmel Coast / צורות המסה בטבלת-הגידוד ובמזקף החופי של חוף-הכרמל הדרומי

דוד ספרא and D. Safra
Yediot Bahaqirat Eretz-Israel Weatiqoteha / ידיעות בחקירת ארץ-ישראל ועתיקותיה
Vol. כו‎, No. א/ב‎ (תשכ"ב / 1962), pp. 15-30
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23733618
Page Count: 18
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The Abrasion Platform and the Cliff of the Southern Carmel Coast / צורות המסה בטבלת-הגידוד ובמזקף החופי של חוף-הכרמל הדרומי
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Abstract

The Southern Carmel Coast is distinguished by a large number of solution forms. In the rocky sections of this coast, consisting of kurkar (calcareous sand), two parts can be seen: (a) the abrasion platform — a remnant of the horizontal abrasion of sea waves, and (b) a coastal cliff descending to the platform. The solution forms of the platform are different from those of the cliff. In the abrasion platform various small and large forms appear: alveoli, vermiculation, lapiès and different kinds of potholes. On the edge facing the sea, where corrasion and corrosion cease, organogenic growth starts. The cliff exhibits thick and thin needles as well as potholes, some of the latter reaching two metres and more in diameter. The higher we go up the escarpment, the more dominant becomes the structural factor. The larger solution forms are found in the area of contact between cliff and platform. In this area niches and caves are found. The abrasion platform displays a great wealth of flora and fauna which have a decisive influence on the variety of solution forms. The large forms at the foot of the cliff are located where salt water and soft fresh water meet.

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