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Document title

The spatial distribution of Middle and Late Pleistocene cirques in Greece

published at : Glacial and paraglacial environments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BATHRELLOS G.D. (1) ; SKILODIMOU H.D. (1) ; MAROUKIAN H. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Climatology, Fac. of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian Univ., Athènes, GRECE

Abstract

In Greece, Middle to Late Pleistocene mountain glaciations appear to have been quite extensive, along the mountain range of Pindus, on Mt Olympus and in the highlands of Peloponnesus and Crete. This study focuses on these glaciations based on the examination of cirque formations. An initial spatial database of these glacial forms was created, including cirque location, morphometric properties, underlying lithology. The number of cirques has decreased in southern Greece. The largest cirque areas are observed in northern Greece. Since several highlands of Greece have uplifted, the mean elevations of these cirques have increased in time. In northern Greece the cirques are wider, longer and deeper. The vast majority of cirques are facing towards the northeastern hemisphere due to more severe climatic conditions originating from the northeast during glacial periods

Source

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 : 2014, vol. 96, no 3 [pp. 323-338]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/geoa.12044

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