(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Structural composition and sediment transfer in a composite cirque glacier : Glacier de St. Sorlin, France

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Centre for Glaciology, Inst. Geography and Earth Sciences, Univ. Wales, Aberystwyth, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper considers the links between structure, sediment transport and sediment delivery at Glacier de St. Sorlin, French Alps. The conclusion of this study is that at Glacier de St. Sorlin proglacial sediment-landform associations are subjected to intense syn- and post-depositional modification by high melt-water discharges, hence their composition does not reflect that of sediments melting out at the terminus. The action of melt water limits the potential of the sedimentary record to be used to constrain numerical models of past glacier dynamics in debris-poor glacierized Alpine catchments


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, no13 [pp. 1931-1947]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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