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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1987)

Document title

Permafrost thickness and distribution in Finnish Lapland - Results of geoelectrical soundings

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KING L. ; SEPPALA M. ;

Abstract

Geoelectrical soundings were carried out in 29 different places in order to find permafrost and to measure its thickness. In most places above timber line a permafrost thickness of 10-50 m was recorded. Permafrost was found at sites with thin snow cover during winter. Here, deflation phenomena on the summits of fjells indicate the occurrence of permafrost. Vegetation type might be a good indicator of permafrost, too. It seems obvious that permafrost exists extensively on fjell summits of northern Finnland. - (L'A.)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Polarforschung / ISSN 0032-2490 / CODEN POLFAT

Editor : Deutsche Gesellschaft für Polarforschung, Münster - ALLEMAGNE (1931)

Millesime : 1987, vol. 57, no3 [pp. 127-147]

Bibliographic references : 53 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe - Hannovre

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 7633

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