(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

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Inventory, distribution and topographic features of rock glaciers in the southern region of the Eastern Italian Alps (Trentino)

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A GIS-based rock glacier inventory was conducted in a region of about 6200 km2 located in the southern sector of the Eastern Italian Alps (Trentino). The five major mountain groups of the region were investigated and a total of 705 rock glaciers, 25% of which are intact (i.e. containing permafrost), were identified. Their spatial distribution is rather inhomogeneous, which suggests that, in addition to climate, the bedrock lithology and structure are among the key factors controlling their genesis and development. - (NF)


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 35, no2 [pp. 185-197]

Bibliographic references : 69 ref.

Collation : 11 fig., 3 tabl.



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