(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

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Local aspect asymmetry of mountain glaciation : a global survey of consistency of favoured directions for glacier numbers and altitudes

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Several factors influencing glacier mass balance vary with slope aspect. Their effects can be measured by either vector analysis of the number of glaciers with each aspect, or Fourier regression of glacier altitude, or size against aspect. Both approaches are applied here to large data sets from the World Glacier Inventory, for all available regions. Favoured aspect is measured by direction of the resultant vector mean and by the direction of minimum glacier altitude for 51 regions with a total of 66,084 glaciers


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2006, vol. 73, no1-2 [pp. 166-184]

Bibliographic references : 40 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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