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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Storurdi : a Late Holocene rock-slope failure (sturzstrom) in the Jotunheimen, southern Norway

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WILSON P. (1) ;
(1) School of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Ulster, Coleraine, ROYAUME-UNI

Abstract

This paper concerns the latter aspects by providing morphological details and Schmidt hammer (rock hardness/weathering) data from a large rock slope failure at the mouth of Urdadalen, in the Jotunheimen. It is believed that this represents the first example of such a feature to be reported from this area. The localised geomorphological impact of this failure event has been to dam the valley and create a small lake, to cause valley widening, to produce a north-facing hillside embayment above sea level with the potential to collect and retain snow that might, in future, lead to niche glacier development and cirque initiation, and to provide a large volume of rock debris for entrainment and onward transport in future glacial cycles

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 : 2009, vol. 91, no1 [pp. 47-58]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI)
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