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The expression of neotectonics in the Pantanal da Nhecolândia, State of Mato Grosso do Sul - Brazil

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Title
The expression of neotectonics in the Pantanal da Nhecolândia, State of Mato Grosso do Sul - Brazil
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Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, April 2018
DOI 10.1590/0001-3765201820170474
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ANA PAULA G. OLIVEIRA, RÔMULO MACHADO, ALISSON A. RIBEIRO, CAMILA L. MIOTO, JOSÉ MARCATO JÚNIOR, ANTONIO R. SAAD, JOEL B. SÍGOLO, ANTONIO C. PARANHOS FILHO

Abstract

Pantanal da Nhecolândia is one of the most well-preserved areas in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul. Located in the southern part of the Taquari River megafan, it is in tectonic contact with the fault escarpments of the Maracaju-Campo Grande plateaus to the east and with the fault escarpments of the Bodoquena plateau to the west, which continue to north. To the south and to the north, the limits are marked respectively by the lineaments of the Negro and Taquari Rivers. Nhecolândia is characterized by the existence of at least 17,631 lagoons, 17,050 (96.70 %) of which are of fresh water (baías) and 577 (3.3 %) of salty water (salinas). Studies based on (Landsat) satellite images and use of free software (QGIS, version 2.8.3) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) revealed that the major axes of the lagoons are aligned along two directions, NE (62.49 %) and NW (37.51 %), with modes concentrated between N30-40E and N30-40W, suggesting in both cases the role played by tectonic control (neotectonics) in their formation. Evidences of fluvial origin are presented for these groups of lagoons, as well as for their tectonic alignment.

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