(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2004)

Document title

Geomorphological surfaces of different age and origin in granite landscapes : an evaluation of the Schmidt hammer test

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Granite landforms in Sierra Nevada, California, and the southern part of Sweden were used to test whether a Schmidt hammer can be used to distinguish surfaces of different age and origin. Based on 3620 readings, statistically significant differences were obtained from surfaces formes and/or affected by different geomorphological processes. Aeolian, fluvial or glacially polished surfaces yield higher values than surfaces exposed to surface weathering, which are distinguishable from surfaces at a weathering front caused by deep weathering


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2004, vol. 29, no4 [pp. 495-509]

Bibliographic references : 42 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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