(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

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Observations on regional variation in solifluction landform morphology and environment in the Abisko region, northern Sweden

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Turf-banked lobes and terraces on the valley slopes and stone-banked or non-sorted lobes at summits show a distinct regional trend of decreasing size from west to east in the Abisko region. Significant correlations with environmental parameters exist between morphometry and elevation, soil moisture and soil texture. At a regional scale, high soil moisture environments can be associated with larger dimensions. The turf-banked forms in the valleys are associated with deep seasonal snow cover and therefore saturated conditions are believed to enhance gelifluction at these locations. The smaller forms on the vegetation- and snow-free summit sites are believed to be dominated by frost creep


Article of periodic

published at : Permafrost and periglacial processes / ISSN 1045-6740 / CODEN PEPPED

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1990)

Millesime : 2006, vol. 17, no3 [pp. 253-266]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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