(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

Document title

Extreme events in the context of late Quaternary environmental change

published at : Extreme events and the transformation of landscape

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The significance of extreme events in landform change is discussed in the context of the late Quaternary. Millennia-scale cycles of climate change are less than the relaxation times of most landform systems and have led to widespread disequilibrium in natural landscapes. Slope failures and fluvial systems show parallel evolutionary trends in high and low latitudes, resulting from late Quaternary environmental changes. The transformation of geomorphic systems appears to require millennia of preparation time and research needs to establish the role of individual events within this timescale of enquiry


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geographia polonica / ISSN 0016-7282 / CODEN GGPLAE

Editor : Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa - POLOGNE (1964)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 76, no 2 [pp. 139-155]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12059

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