Kōrero: Geomorphology – a history

Pumice on the beach

Pumice on the beach

Pumice is common on many North Island beaches. It originates in the volcanic region. Washed down rivers to the sea, it is carried by longshore currents, and cast up on the beach in storms. Ferdinand Hochstetter was the first to realise that pumice was ejected during past volcanic eruptions, some from Lake Taupō.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Geomorphology – a history - Early ideas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13103/pumice-on-the-beach (accessed 5 July 2022)

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