(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Rock glacier dynamics in marginal periglacial environments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. de Geografía, Univ., Valladolid, ESPAGNE
(2) Dep. de Expresión Gráfica, Univ. de Extremadura, ESPAGNE
(3) Dep. de Geografía, Univ. del País Vasco, ESPAGNE


The aim of this study is to analyze the dynamics of rock glaciers located in temperate mountains with periglacial high mountain in discontinuous permafrost environments and their possible use as environmental geoindicators. The AA. present the results of a study of the surface displacement of the Posets rock glacier from 2001 to 2008. Horizontal and vertical displacement rates in different sectors of the rock glacier were compared, and these compared with thermal, structural and morphological maps. The inferred surface deformation was characterized by extensional and compressive flows in which 2 dynamic types were found : 1) slide and flows related to the existence of an ice body over the frost body ; 2) displacement generated by deformation of the frozen body


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no11 [pp. 1302-1314]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 13 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.1972

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