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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Environmental controls on soil frost activity in the Western Cape mountains, South Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BOELHOUWERS J.C. ;

Abstract

Field observations on active frost processes in the Western Cape mountains have shown the presence of micropatterned ground and turf- and stone-banked steps and lobes in argillaceous sediments at sites above 1600 m a.s.l. Soil texture plays an important control on the spatial distribution of soil frost features in this region. 2 microclimatic monitoring stations were established on different substrates at about 1900 m a.s.l. recording air and soil temperature, soil moisture and precipitation over periods of 5 and 2 years respectively. Results show the region to experience surficial diurnal frost only

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1998, vol. 23, no3 [pp. 211-221]

Bibliographic references : 24 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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