(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Rock moisture measurements : techniques, results, and implications for weathering

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



This paper presents 5 different techniques for obtaining rock moisture data. The results, obtained in study areas in the Bavarian Alps, make it clear that direct rainfall is the main source of rock moisture. The influence of snow is limited to the immediate vicinity of the snow fields and is not equally pronounced at different times and positions. Rock moisture levels are higher in summer than they are in winter. The moisture content of the rock is considered to be one of the major controlling factors of the frost-shattering rate


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2005, vol. 30, no3 [pp. 359-374]

Bibliographic references : 47 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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