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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1991)

Document title

Relative dating of Quaternary moraines, Rongbuk Valley, Mount Everest, Tibet : implications for an ice sheet on the Tibetan Plateau in XIII INQUA Congress issue.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BURBANK D. W. ; KANG JIAN CHENG ;

Abstract

Relative-dating studies applied to high-altitude moraines (5 000-5 500 m) in the Rongbuk valley on the northern flank of Mt. Everest reveal strong contrasts in the weathering characteristics of the boulders exposed along moraine crests. These differences serve to define three intervals of major Pleistocene glaciation that, on the basis of the degree of weathering, are interpreted to extend back to at least the penultimate glaciation and probably encompass at least one still older glaciation

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 1991, vol. 36, no1 [pp. 1-18]

Bibliographic references : 37 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

American geological institute

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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