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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Remnants of lithalsas on the Hautes Fagnes plateau (Belgium) are on weathered quartzitic rocks

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PISSART A. ;

Abstract

The ramparted depressions that exist on the Hautes Fagnes Plateau in Belgium, first interpreted in 1956 as the remnants of pingos are best explained as remnants of lithalsas (i.e., mineral palsas), formed from ice segregation within frozen ground (permafrost) of Younger Dryas age. Their location, above 500 m a.s.l. in Belgium, reflects the cold Younger-Dryas climate that have existed at that altitude but it was unclear why similar features did not form on the adjacent Eifel Plateau at the same altitude. The AA. demonstrate here that lithalsas were formed only on weathered quartzitic rocks of the Cambro-Ordovician massif of Stavelot, and probably are associated with local hydrological conditions

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 54, no1 [pp. 1-15]

Bibliographic references : 28 ref.

Collation : 5 fig.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2010/0054-0001

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