(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Surface lowering of limestone pavement as determined by cosmogenic (36Cl) analysis

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WILSON P. (1) ; BARROWS T.T. (2) ; LORD T.C. (3) ; VINCENT P.J. ;
(1) Environmental Sciences Research Inst., School of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Ulster, Coleraine, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Geography, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Lower Winskill, Langcliffe, Settle, ROYAUME-UNI


The AA. have used cosmogenic (36Cl) to establish the emplacement age of erratic boulders and the total amount of pavement surface lowering at Moughton in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, northwest England. Although indicating some spatial heterogeneity, the results contrast with earlier reported values based on the measurement of pedestal heights and inferred age for deglaciation. The AA. consider that changes in climate and the character and duration of regolith covers to have been important influences in promoting surface lowering. It is argued that nivation (chemical and mechanical snow-related processes) associated with several cool/cold periods is likely to have played an important role in surface lowering. Complicating factors associated with surface lowering (thickness and longevity of snow and regolith covers) are identified but as yet cannot be quantified


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no14 [pp. 1518-1526]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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