(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Quantifying Holocene surface lowering of limestone pavements in previously glaciated environments

published at : Modelling of high-mountain relief

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ANDRÉ M.-F. (1) ;
(1) GEOLAB, UMR 6042 CNRS, Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE


Valuable estimates of Holocene solutional erosion rates are offered by ice-scoured limestone pavements which provide adequate reference surfaces and reliable chronological control. From Spitsbergen to the equatorial mountains and hyperhumid Chilean Patagonia, increasing rates of surface lowering due to carbonate solution coincide with increasing precipitation amounts. Additional data from other environments confirm the primacy of this climatic control, but also point to the need for rock control (porosity and jointing) to be taken into account in comparative studies


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geographia polonica / ISSN 0016-7282 / CODEN GGPLAE

Editor : Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Warszawa - POLOGNE (1964)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 81, no 1 [pp. 9-17]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



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