(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Lateroglacial valleys and landforms in the Karakoram Mountains (Pakistan)

published at : Tibet and High Asia (VI) : glaciogeomorphology and prehistoric glaciation in the Karakorum and Himalaya

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The Karakoram glaciers with lengths of up to 60 km are accompanied by lateroglacial sediment complexes over tens of kilometers. Besides their large horizontal distribution, they are spread over a considerable vertical range and occur between 2500 m-5000 m. The investigation showed that : the secondary debris supply in form of reworking of older glacigenic deposits (Late glacial slope moraines) represents a major debris source; the lateroglacial sediments are composed to a major part of debris supplies from the tributary valleys. Topographical factors seem to be more important than insolation differences for the lateroglacial valley distribution pattern


Thematical fascicle

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2001, 54, n° 2-4 ; 55, n° 1 [pp. 397-428]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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