(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Nivation and cryoplanation : the case for scrutiny and integration

published at : A special issue on climate change and periglacial environments

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Nivation is generally associated with the weathering and mass movement processes stemming from late-lying seasonal snow and the ensuing landforms. As a process suite it invokes mechanisms such as freeze-thaw weathering and solifluction. Cryoplanation also invokes a process suite, but one that also embraces nivation. Research in the last 2 or 3 decades has begun to provide a much sharper definition of nivation, but the available information is still inadequate for a central mechanism in periglacial landscapes. A case is presented for viewing nivation and cryoplanation as a single process spectrum much in need of state-of-the-art research


Thematical fascicle

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 26, no 4 [pp. 533-550]

Bibliographic references : 44 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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