Kōrero: Geomorphology – a history

Uplift of New Zealand

Uplift of New Zealand

New Zealand is a relatively small part of a large continent, mostly submerged, known as Zealandia. The land above sea level is either being uplifted or built up by aggradation. This map shows the estimated or measured uplift rates in different parts of the country. The mountain ranges are rising the fastest, in excess of 5 millimetres per year. The greatest rate of uplift is on the western side of the Southern Alps. A few areas are slowly subsiding, but most of these are being filled in by sediment carried seaward by the rivers.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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Source: Cartography by Carolyn Hume, GNS Science, based on maps by Harold Wellman (South Island) and Brad Pillans (North Island), with some generalisation.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Rebecca Priestley, 'Geomorphology – a history - Mid- to late 20th century ideas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/13119/uplift-of-new-zealand (accessed 14 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Rebecca Priestley, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007