(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Classification of patterned ground based on morphometry and site characteristics : a case study from the High Sudetes, Central Europe

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TREML V. (1) ; KRIZEK M. (1) ; ENGEL Z. (1) ;
(1) Fac. of Science, Dep. of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Charles Univ., Prague, TCHEQUE, REPUBLIQUE


About 750 examples of patterned ground forms at 25 sites in the High Sudetes mountains (Czech Republic) were classified using morphometric characteristics and environmental parameters. Simple parameters such as length, width and height of patterned ground were measured in the field, with additional variables of elevation, intensity of deflation and regolith grain size. The surface morphometry of patterned ground, comprising relict sorted polygons and sorted nets and active earth hummocks, was strongly influenced by site characteristics. For sorted polygons, opposite relations concerning diameter and regolith coarseness were observed. The use of both morphometric and environmental variables within canonical linear discriminant analysis was successful in classifying almost 95 per cent of landforms


Article of periodic

published at : Permafrost and periglacial processes / ISSN 1045-6740 / CODEN PEPPED

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1990)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 21, no1 [pp. 67-77]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 2 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/ppp.671

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