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Data set name

Morphodynamic cartography of the Canary Islands

Data holding centreLas Palmas University, Geology Departament(ULPGC)
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 1982 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Canary Islands

Observations 
Parameters

Coastal geomorphology

Description 
Summary

A morphodynamic cartography is developed with a view to knowing and understanding the physical processes of oceanic islands. This is very necessary for the planning and management of these areas. Within a specific climatic areas, cartography classifies a territory into morphodynamic categories on the following basis: geological, morphogenetic, evolutive. Currently charts of the islands of La Palma, El Hierro, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria are available.

OriginatorsLas Palmas University, Geology Departament(ULPGC)
Availability 
OrganisationLas Palmas University, Geology Departament(ULPGC)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactDr. Jesus Martinez
Address

Las Palmas University, Geology Departament(ULPGC)
Fac. de Ciencias del Mar Apdo. 550
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Canary Islands
35017
Spain

Telephone+34 928 451288
Facsimile+34 928 452922
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8023002
Global identifier2624
Last revised2009-01-14