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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Weathering in cold regions : some thoughts and perspectives

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HALL K. ; THORN C.E. ; MATSUOKA N. ; PRICK A. ;

Abstract

Here a reconsideration of the whole conceptual framework of weathering in cold environments is undertaken. It is shown that, contrary to popular presentations, weathering, including chemical weathering, is not temperature-limited but rather is limited by moisture availability. Where water is available it is clearly shown that chemical weathering can be a major component of the weathering regime. The argument is made that there is no zonality to cold environment weathering. The assumption of angularity with weathering in cold regions is questioned

Source

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. 577-603]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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