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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Sensitivity and path dependence of mountain permafrost systems

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VERLEYSDONK S. (1) ; KRAUTBLATTER M. (1) ; DIKAU R. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Bonn, ALLEMAGNE

Abstract

This article is an attempt to transfer a classical geomorphological concept – the sensitivity concept by Brunsden and Thornes – onto mountain permafrost systems. Focus is put on the impulses applied on the system and its subsequent response. The system state, the ratio between sensitivity and resistivity, as well as all system components and the external impulses are understood to be variable in space and time. In order to address sensitivity and path dependence in mountain permafrost systems, not only the present system configuration but also their historical development and possible future attractors have to be analysed. The Zugspitze in the Northern Calcareous Alps at the German/Austrian border is chosen as a test site. Further aspects include the consequences of the Eibsee Bergsturz event in 3700 bp in terms of path dependence and geomorphic response time

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 : 2011, vol. 93, no2 [pp. 113-135]

Bibliographic references : 2,5 p.

Collation : 4 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.1468-0459.2011.00423.x

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