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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

The influence of topography on snowpatch distribution in Southern Iceland: a new hypothesis for glacier formation?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BROWN I. (1) ; WARD R. ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, ROYAUME-UNI

Abstract

Observations of snowpatch distribution in Southern Iceland allow to examine the distinction between initial glaciation and re-glaciation, also in terms of erosion and deposition. High resolution remotely sensed data were obtained showing the distribution of snowpatches at 2 topographically different sites, one previously glaciated and the other a young volcanic landscape that has remained unglaciated since the central caldera erupted, forming the basis of the present topography. The need for different models of glaciation for different areas with particular regard to topographic forms and glacial history is proved

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 78, no4 [pp. 197-207]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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