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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Geomorphological characteristics and significance of Late Quaternary paraglacial rock-slope failures on Skiddaw Group terrain, Lake District, Northwest England

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WILSON P. ; SMITH A. ;

Abstract

Eight relict rock-slope failures (RSFs) on Skiddaw Group terrain in the Lake District are described. Five of the failures are rockslides, one is a product of slope deformation, and two are compound features with evidence for sliding and deformation in different sectors. As none appears to have been overrun and modified by glacier ice, it is concluded that they all post-date the Last Glacial Maximum. Slope stress readjustments resulting from glacial and deglacial influences are considered to have weakened the slopes, and application of the term paraglacial is appropriate

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2006, vol. 88, no3 [pp. 237-252]

Bibliographic references : 74 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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