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  • The 1:250 000 maps show the type and distribution of 51 regolith-landform units with unique dominant regolith-landform associations, and are a subset of the 205 mapping units on the six 1:100 000 maps. These units are distinct patterns of recurring landform elements with characteristic regolith associations. Geomorphic symbols indicate the location and type of geomorphic activity. The maps present a systematic analysis and interpretation of 1:89 000 scale 1973 RC9 aerial photography, 1:100 000 scale topographic maps (AUSLIG), and field mapping data. High resolution (250m line spacing) airborne gamma-ray spectrometry and magnetics (Geoterrex) were used where applicable

  • This paper presents a new style of bedload parting from western Torres Strait, northern Australia. Outputs from a hydrodynamic model identified an axis of bedload parting centred on the western Torres Strait islands (~142°15"E). Unlike bedload partings described elsewhere in the literature, those in Torres Strait are generated by incoherence between two adjacent tidal regimes as opposed to overtides. Bedload parting is further complicated by the influence of wind-driven currents. During the trade wind season, wind-driven currents counter the reversing tidal currents to a point where peak currents are directed west. The eastwards-directed bedload pathway is only active during the monsoon season. Satellite imagery was used to describe six bedform facies associated with the bedload parting. Bedform morphology was used to indicate sediment supply. Contrary to bedload partings elsewhere, sand ribbons are a distal facies within the western bedload transport pathway despite peak currents directed toward the west throughout the year. This indicates that sediment is preferentially trapped within sand banks near the axis of parting and not transported further west into the Gulf of Carpentaria or Arafura Sea.

  • The 1:250 000 maps show the type and distribution of 51 regolith-landform units with unique dominant regolith-landform associations, and are a subset of the 205 mapping units on the six 1:100 000 maps. These units are distinct patterns of recurring landform elements with characteristic regolith associations. Geomorphic symbols indicate the location and type of geomorphic activity. The maps present a systematic analysis and interpretation of 1:89 000 scale 1973 RC9 aerial photography, 1:100 000 scale topographic maps (AUSLIG), and field mapping data. High resolution (250m line spacing) airborne gamma-ray spectrometry and magnetics (Geoterrex) were used where applicable

  • A geotechnical landscape map of Australia has been drawn depicting regions of constant [geological and physical] (NOT geophysical {Ed}) properties for road construction. The map, drawn at a scale of 1:2 500 000 for clarity, has a true accuracy of a 1:5 000 000 scale map, and is based on the four variables - landform, underlying lithology, soil type and [surficial] lithology - which are the principal [geological and physical] determinants for road construction. The origins and interpretation of the source maps together with a description of the legend of the geotechnical landscape map are described in this Report. Precis {Ed}: A map delineating regions with differing geotechical properties with particular application to road construction.

  • Provides regional framework study of regolith and associated landforms over the Tanami region. Datasets are all contained in a GIS - these include regolith-landform units, enhanced Landsat TM imagery, site descriptions and photo links, regolith profiles descriptions (geochemistry and PIMA), drill hole geochemistry, gamma-ray spectrometry imagery, palaeochannels, geochemical sampling strategy maps, surface flow vector maps, enhanced DEMs, erosional scarps and maps showing depth of transported cover.

  • The 1:250 000 maps show the type and distribution of 51 regolith-landform units with unique dominant regolith-landform associations, and are a subset of the 205 mapping units on the six 1:100 000 maps. These units are distinct patterns of recurring landform elements with characteristic regolith associations. Geomorphic symbols indicate the location and type of geomorphic activity. The maps present a systematic analysis and interpretation of 1:89 000 scale 1973 RC9 aerial photography, 1:100 000 scale topographic maps (AUSLIG), and field mapping data. High resolution (250m line spacing) airborne gamma-ray spectrometry and magnetics (Geoterrex) were used where applicable

  • Previously undated post Devonian sediments are shown by plant macro- and microfossils to be Early Cretaceous, and thus part of the Eromanga Basin. Modern landscape in the northern Barrier Ranges results from differential erosion following post-Early Cretaceous deformation that folded these and underlying rocks, most probably in response to reverse movements on faults at the western margin of the Bancannia Trough.