(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1981)

Document title

Recording marginal glacial deposits by satellite imagery

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Based on imagery and experiences from areas influenced by the last Scandinavian ice sheet (Weichsel), the potential use of satellites (Landsat) for imaging large-scale glacial accumulations, especially marginal deposits, is discussed. The ability of satellite imagery to bring consistency in apparently disperse terrain elements and to visualize landscape systems because of its wide overview is pointed at. The possibility of getting information on marginal features in less known and remote areas for detecting accumulation systems, or for making geomorphological comparison between marginal areas in different parts of a former glaciation, is illustrated with examples from the Verchojansk mountains and the Kola peninsula.


Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler Serie A physical geography Stockholm

Editor :

Millesime : 1981, vol. 63, no3-4 [pp. 175-182]

Bibliographic references : 9 réf.



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