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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Soil processes and development rates in the Quartermain Mountains, Upper Taylor Glacier region, Antarctica

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOCKHEIM J.G. ;

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to compare and contrast soil-forming processes and soil develoment rates on glacial deposits in 2 adjacent and coeval valleys of the Quatermain Mountains : Beacon Valley and Arena Valley. More than 100 soil profiles were examined on 7 drift sheets ranging from 115 000 to greater than 11.3 million years in age. Although the 2 valleys contain drifts of similar age, they differ markedly in ice content of the substrate. The following soil properties increase with age in both valleys : weathering stage, morphogenetic salt stage, thickness of the salt pan, the quantity of profile salts, and depth of staining

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 : 2007, vol. 89, no3 [pp. 153-165]

Bibliographic references : 24 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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