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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1990)

Document title

Climate related landscapes in world mountains : criteria and map

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

THOMPSON W. F. ;

Abstract

A variety of criteria are suggested here by which to divide world mountain landscapes into morphoclimatic types. A preliminary map has then been drawn to locate as nearly as is now practicable the various regions of each landscape type. Height of timberline and the number and character of altitudinal vegetation zones are useful criteria, as are the amount and seasonality of moisture available to vegetation and to physiographic processes, including past and present glaciation. The circumstances under which regionally representative annual temperature ranges may be determined are discussed

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband / ISSN 0044-2798

Editor : Borntraeger, Berlin ; Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1960)

Millesime : 1990, no78  [92 pages]

Bibliographic references : 277 réf.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829 B

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