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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Ice-marginal sediment delivery to the surface of a high-Arctic glacier : Austre Brøggerbreen, Svalbard

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PORTER P.R. (1) ; VATNE G. (2) ; NG F. (3) ; IRVINE-FYNN T.D.L. (3) ;
(1) Div. of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dep. of Geography, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, NORVEGE
(3) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Sheffield, ROYAUME-UNI

Abstract

Using a unique set of circumstances presented at Austre Brøggerbreen, this preliminary study demonstrates that short-term, stochastic sediment supply processes may be coupled to paraglacial activity at the ice margins of a thinning Arctic glacier. The observations illustrate the potential importance of the paraglacial component to the overall sediment cascade of deglaciating basins and highlight the need for careful interpretation of turbidity records, where stochastic pulses in turbidity may be attributed to sources and processes other than ice-marginal sediment inputs

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 92, no4 [pp. 437-449]

Bibliographic references : 1,5 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 1 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1468-0459.2010.00406.x

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