(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

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Geomorphological features and cartography of the Gran Sasso d’Italia massif between Corno Grande, Corno Piccolo and Pizzo Intermesoli

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The study area is located close to the principal thrust of the Gran Sasso d’Italia massif, whose landforms are mainly controlled by geological, structural and glacial processes. In fact, important morphostructures have been identified as being linked to the direct action of tectonics at the macro-scale level, as in the case of the orientation of the principal valleys. Tectonics have also promoted the spread of gravitational phenomena. The glacial footprint is evident in the numerous inactive erosive and accumulative landforms related to the LGM (Last Glacial Maximum) and in the presence of the Calderone Glacier («Ghiacciaio del Calderone» in the map), which, although divided into two aprons since 2000, is still considered the southernmost glacier in Europe. - (NF)


Article of periodic

published at : Geografia fisica e dinamica quaternaria / ISSN 0391-9838

Editor : Comitato glaciologico italiano, Torino - ITALIE (1978)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 34, no1 [pp. 127-143]

Bibliographic references : 67 ref.

Collation : 10 fig.



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