(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Quantitative particle size, microtextural and outline shape analyses of glacigenic sediment reworked by paraglacial debris flows

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CURRY A.M. (1) ; PORTER P.R. (2) ; IRVINE-FYNN T.D.L. (3) ; REES G. (4) ; SANDS T.B. (2) ; PUTTICK J. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Land Management, Royal Univ., Phnom Penh, CAMBODGE
(2) Division of Geography and Environmental Science, Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Sheffield, ROYAUME-UNI
(4) Scott Polar Research Inst., Dept. of Geography, Univ., Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI


Particle size analysis and scanning electron microscopy have been used with some success to differentiate sediments sampled from varying geomorphological environments. In the paraglacial environment, however, discrimination of paraglacially reworked deposist from in situ glacigenic deposits has proven to be problematic. The AA. consider till sediments that have been reworked by paraglacial debris flows and in situ, unreworked parent material, and apply a series of quantitative techniques in an attempt to discriminate samples from each environment on the basis of particle-size and micro-textural characteristics. Differentiating glacial from paraglacial deposits is likely to yield the most reliable results where rigorous statistical analyses are combined with a wide range of sedimentological and geomorphological techniques


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no1 [pp. 48-62]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 7 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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