(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

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The geomorphic significance of rock glaciers : estimates of rock glacier debris volumes and headwall recession rates in West Greenland

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To obtain knowledge on rockwall retreat rates at sites with rock glaciers, an inventory of about 400 individual rock glacier sites in West Greenland was carried out by means of field studies, and using aerial photographs and topographic maps. Especially, the result shows that, headwalls above glacier-derived rock glaciers are exposed to high weathering rates, and thereby presumably delimit critical ranges regarding altitude for headwall retreat rates. The relation of such a critical altitudinal range to other regional concepts, such as glaciation level (GL) and glacier equilibrium line, is discussed


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 35, no1-2 [pp. 41-67]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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