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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1982)

Document title

Moraine in transit as parent material for soil development and the growth of valdivian rain forest on moving ice: casa Pangue Glacier, Mount Tronador (Lat. 4110S), Chile

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RABASSA J. ; RUBULIS S. ; SUAREZ J. ;

Abstract

The discovery of established communities (also observed at Rio Blanco glacier, south west of Mt Tronador) on moving ice constitutes an event not previously recorded in glaciological literature. Some significant aspects are discussed time lapse for soil development on moraine deposit, primary plant succession of moraine deposits, the need of stable ground for plant colonization, the absolute validity of radiocarbon dating of glacier advances using fossil wood found within terminal moraines, and the validity of lichenometric techniques in deglaciated terrain.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of Glaciology Cambridge

Editor :

Millesime : 1982, vol. 2 [pp. 97-102]

Bibliographic references : 32 réf.

Language

Anglais

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