(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Mass transfers, sediment budgets and relief development in cold environments: Results of long-term geomorphologic drainage basin studies in Iceland, Swedish Lapland and Finnish Lapland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BEYLICH A.A. (1 2) ;
(1) Geological survey of Norway (NGU), Quaternary Geology and Climate Group, Trondheim, NORVEGE
(2) Univ. of Science and Technology (NTNU), Dep. of Geography, Trondheim, NORVEGE


By the combined, quantitative recording of the relevant denudative slope processes and stream work in 4 selected drainage basins, information on the absolute and relative importance of the different denudative processes is collected. The direct comparison of the annual mass transfers occurring within the 4 investigated drainage basins summarises that there are differences between process intensities and the relative importance of different denudative processes within the study areas in Eastern Iceland, Swedish Lapland and Finnish Lapland. The major controls of these detected differences are (i) climate, (ii) lithology, (iii) relief and (iv) vegetation cover. The applied drainage basin-based approach seems to be effective for analysing the sediment budget and trends of Postglacial relief development in selected study areas with given environmental settings


Article of periodic

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

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 55, no2 [pp. 145-174]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 4 tabl.




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