(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Processes dominating macro-fabric generation in periglacial colluvium

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This study uses two-dimensional macro-fabric analysis as a recorder of the dominant mode of mass-wasting on a slope. Clast trend and plunge data were collected from 68 sites at Eagle Summit, Alaska, and examined in two separate dimensions : the plane of the slope to represent the sress-field driven by gravity; and in a vertical plane trending down the slope to represent the stress-field created by frost heaving pressures. The results presented here suggest that slope angle plays an important role in determining the relative importance of frost heave versus gelifluction


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2006, vol. 67, no1 [pp. 79-87]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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