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(Proceedings of the International Conference of the International Society of Soil Science - 1982)

Document title

Ventifacts and their formation: Darwin Mountains, Antarctica in Aridic soils and geomorphic processes.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WHITNEY M. I. ; SPLETTSTOESSER J. F. ; YAALON D. H. (Editeur scientifique) ;

Abstract

Formation of ventifacts in Antarctica is mainly a result of erosion by aerodynamic and vorticity processes, as well as by grain impact. Suspended particles of dust, silt and ice crystals are the agents of erosion as they are transported in interfacial flow lines of the impacting airstream. Although salt weathering may play a part in the formation of concave basal surfaces and other basel features, perhaps by initiating or enhancing wind-eroded features, the predominant force is aerodynamic.

Source

Congrès

Proceedings of the International Conference of the International Society of Soil Science ()

ISBN : 3-923381-00-X

Editor : Unknown country of publication (1982)

Millesime : 1982 [pp. 175-194]

Bibliographic references : 15 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bibliothèque du centre de géographie - Paris

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