author = "Alves, F{\'a}bio Correa and Rossetti, Dilce de F{\'a}tima",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Neotectonic record in South American passive margin based on 
                         morphostructural analysis of northern Para{\'{\i}}ba Basin, 
              journal = "Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie",
                 year = "2017",
               volume = "61",
               number = "2",
                pages = "95--105",
                         DEFORMATION, UPLIFTED RELIEF.",
             abstract = "There has been increased publications focusing tectonic structures 
                         in Neogene and Quaternary deposits of northeastern Brazil, despite 
                         its localization in the South American passive margin. Faults and 
                         folds are particularly abundant in deposits of these ages exposed 
                         in the central and southern parts of Para{\'{\i}}ba Basin. In 
                         contrast, an overall scarcity of outcrops has precluded 
                         investigation of the northern part of this basin, but this work 
                         shows that this area also displays a tectonically-controlled 
                         relief. The survey consisted in integrating morphostructural 
                         analysis, transverse topographic symmetry factor (TTSF) index and 
                         a few geological data aiming to test the tectonic influence in 
                         this area and investigate both the extent and styles of 
                         deformation. Our data derived from the digital elevation model 
                         (DEM) of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), as well as 
                         existing cartographic data and geological information derived from 
                         outcrops and drills. The results revealed: anomalous drainage 
                         patterns, such as trellis and associated subtypes; abrupt channel 
                         inflections forming obtuse to right angles; compressed and 
                         isolated meanders; and morphostructural lineaments with trends 
                         compatible with regional tectonic structures of northeastern 
                         Brazil. In addition, the TTSF index was efficient to evidence 
                         tectonically-controlled asymmetrical sub-basins on Late 
                         Pleistocene-Holocene sedimentary deposits. This work also revealed 
                         a dome-like structure related to an anticline in the central part 
                         of the study area. We concluded that the relief of northern 
                         Para{\'{\i}}ba Basin reflects faults and folds formed by 
                         extension and compression within a strike-slip regime, evidencing 
                         the relevance of tectonic reactivation during a relatively recent 
                         evolution (i. e., Late Pleistocene-Holocene) of the South American 
                         passive margin.",
                  doi = "10.1127/zfg/2017/0383",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/zfg/2017/0383",
                 issn = "0372-8854",
             language = "en",
        urlaccessdate = "28 nov. 2020"