(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

The Austrian Alps and paraglaciation

published at : Concepts and implications of environmental change and human impact : studies from Austrian geomorphological research

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Geography and Regional Research Univ., Vienna, AUTRICHE
(2) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA


The AA. review the meaning of the term "paraglacial" as defined in the Anglo-Canadian literature between 1972 and the present. They then show that many of these ideas were implicit in the early-twentieth-century German literature but were never synthesized into an overarching framework for the study of post-glacial glaciated landscapes. It was not until the end of the twentieth century that the paraglacial model was directly applied to the interpretation of the European Alps. The first decade of the twenty-first century has seen a growing appreciation and some critique of that model in research in the Austrian Alps. The post-glacial glaciated landscape is interpreted as a landscape of transition between the full glacial of the Last Glacial Maximum and the present almost entirely deglaciated landscape. It provides a conceptual framework and a challenge to determine exactly how far any specific glaciated landscape has evolved in response to non-glacial processes and whether it remains a disturbance regime landscape


Thematical fascicle

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

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 94, no 1 [pp. 7-16]

Bibliographic references : 58 ref.

Collation : fig., tab.




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