27 Feb Thrivikramji’s pictures of Muttom Teri, Kanyakumari Dist, Tamil Nadu
Posted at 07:47h
Teris of Muttam, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
The dune ridges and the interdune swales are crudely preserved.
Note the primary bedding on the teri dune.
A transverse view of the same again
Note the bedding – a closer up
Pen in the direction of dip of bedding
It is not very tough to climb up. Ramasarma proves it.
Surfaces are nearly monotonous
Vertical sections show descication jopints penetrating depth
Piping phenomenon creates slumps due to subterranean drainage
One other slump feature
Neatly developed abd preserved beding.-stoss side more gentle.
An attempt to climb down a gully
Look at the imposing dune- Lakshmanasarma in the frame.
A deep gully-hence the term badland for this terrain.
Notice the pattern of polygonal joints which underwent slump due to piping.
Swale seeking gully.
Bedding in another exposure