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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

A first pan-Arctic assessment of the influence of glaciation, permafrost, topography and peatlands on northern hemisphere lake distribution

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SMITH L.C. ; SHENG Y. ; MACDONALD G.M. ;

Abstract

The locations of 200 000 large northern hemisphere lakes are intersected with new global databases on topography, permafrost, peatlands and LGM glaciation to identify some first-order controls on lake abundance and land area fraction at the pan-Arctic scale. Of the variables examined here, glaciation history and the presence of some form of permafrost appear most important to the existence of lakes. On average, lakes are most abundant in glaciated , permafrost peatlands

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2007, vol. 18, no2 [pp. 201-208]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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