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Kuk Swamp

Hughes, Philip; Denham, Timothy; Golson, Jack

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Kuk Swamp lies at around 1580 m altitude in the upper Wahgi Valley, a large intermontane basin between the Sepik-Wahgi Divide to the north and the Kubor Range to the south, both of which rise to 4000 m or more above sea level. Today the basin is largely drained by the east-flowing Wahgi River, but formerly the western part drained westwards. This drainage was reversed with the damming of the valley by a massive volcanic debris avalanche from the Mt Hagen stratovolcano, which today dominates the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/159408
DOI: 10.22459/TA46.07.2017

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