GEOMORPHOLOGY OF JOÃO PESSOA MUNICIPALITY AND ITS ANTHROPOGENIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS

Max Furrier, Tamires Silva Barbosa

Abstract


This paper aims to study the geomorphology of the municipality of João Pessoa, Paraíba State, Brazil and produce a geomorphological map that includes the outlines of the current natural landforms and technogenic relief. From this mapping, morphostructural and morphosculptural units, patterns and landforms, shape types and current morphogenetic processes were identified and quantified in the municipality along with landforms produced exclusively by human processes. The current forms and technogenic relief obtained through this research included sandy patch processes, sinkholes, active and inactive cliffs, mass movement-produced forms and anthropogenic excavations for limestone and clay mining.

Keywords


Geomorphological cartography, current forms, technogenic, morphogenesis, geological and geomorphological risks.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4090/juee.2015.v10n2.%25p

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DOI: 10.4090/juee


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