(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Subglacial preservation of valley morphology at Amundsenisen, western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NÄSLUND J.-O. (1) ;
(1) Dep. Physical Geography, Univ., Stockholm, SUEDE


The aim of this study is to investigate whether preservation of landforms occurs under the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, and to discuss under that climatological and glaciological circumstances preservation may take place. The results show that the ice sheet covering the investigated localities is frozen to bed, and therefore has an insignificant erosional capability. The observations suggest that a large-scale subglacial sediment deposit and a small valley formed by glacial erosion have survived beneath a cold-based ice sheet marginal zone for a long time period. A middle-Pliocene age is suggested for the preserved landforms


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1997, vol. 22, no5 [pp. 441-455]

Bibliographic references : 62 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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