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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Note on simulating the size distribution of glacial cirques

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DE BLASIO F.V. ;

Abstract

In this note, simple statistical arguments are discussed in order to reproduce the distribution of cirque size. The regions considered include the English Lake District, Cumbria, and the area of Affric-Cannich in Northwest Scotland. The computer model introduced here is far from being a complete model of cirque development. In particular it lacks the dynamics of cirque erosion and does not consider the interaction between bedrock and the cirque glacier. Rather, it is a kinematic model : certain reasonable assumptions of cirque formation and growth are assumed in order to simulate the final distribution of cirque sizes.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 27, no1 [pp. 109-114]

Bibliographic references : 6 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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