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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Footpath morphology and terrain sensitivity on high plateaux : the Mamore Mountains, Western Highlands of Scotland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MORROCCO S.M. ; BALLANTYNE C.K. ;

Abstract

Variations in the morphology of a high-level footpath are characterized using a new approach that relates footpath morphology to 6 terrain units defined jointly by 2 contrasting plant communities. All 6 terrain units are characterized by distinct footpath morphologies. The most critical factor affecting footpath morphology is the shear strength of the vegetation mat and underlying root zone. Pathway depths are limited by increasing shear and compressive strength with depth. Implications of these findings for further research and management strategies are discussed

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no1 [pp. 40-54]

Bibliographic references : 37 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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