(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Physical modelling of fault scarp degradation under freeze-thaw cycles


Physical modelling has been developed in order to simulate the effects of periglacial erosion processes on the degradation of slopes and scarps. Data from 41 experimental freeze-thaw cycles are presented. They attest to the efficiency of periglacial processes that control both erosion and changes in scarp morphology. The experimental results are consistent with field data acquired along the La Hague fault scarp (Normandy, France). These results show that moist periglacial erosion processes could lead to an underestimation of Plio-Quaternary deformation in the mid-latitudes


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2006, vol. 31, no14 [pp. 1731-1745]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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