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Study of the connection between the drainages of the rivers Tietê and Paraíba do Sul: the case of Guararemas elbow - SP, Brazil

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Vaniza Pasa
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Déborah de Oliveira; Adilson Avansi de Abreu; Emerson Martins Arruda
Advisor: Déborah de Oliveira

This work deals with the characterization regional drainages between the rivers Tietê and Paraíba do Sul, associated with the capture process river, located between the cities of Guararema and Mogi das Cruzes, State of São Paulo. It starts with the hypothesis capture process in middle course of river Paraíba do Sul and training elbow Guararema what characterizes this anomaly as one of the most interesting of the planet Earth. It is common in the region and the dendritic pattern of drainage densification cut by faults and fractures of various ages. The basement consists of crystalline structures covered by sedimentary packages Tertiary and Quaternary. The Graben Paraíba, elongated surface and lowered between the Serra do Mar and Mantiqueira, the strong declivity favors the erosion process. The area is characterized by these two important rivers of the Brazilian territory is part of the Watershed System Tafrogênicas Continental Rift of Southeastern Brazil (RCSB), which was affected by NE-SW faults of great regional expression, and the capture process would be responsible for the present configuration of the drainage network. The reactivation and movement of regional blocks of Mesozoic and Cenozoic periods inverted the direction of the Paraíba do Sul River in its central section, which in the past taxed waters in Rio Tietê. As a result of this regional readjustment, some of its tributaries have broken the watershed that separated him the headwaters of the Tietê and captured part of its drainage through the process of regressive retreat. This proves the catch is the location of the valley dry feature that may indicate the ancient link between the two rivers, which was identified in this research area through the analysis of charts, maps, profiles and photo interpretation. Due to the high erosive power sector in the middle valley of the River Paraíba, new catch may be in the process of evolution. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/03098-3 - Study of the possible connection between the drainages of the Middle Paraiba do Sul River and Righ Tietê River: the case of elbow Guararema - SP
Grantee:Vaniza Pasa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master