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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Griffith Taylor's palimpsest theory of the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PICKARD J. (1) ;
(1) Graduate School of the Environment, Univ., Macquarie, AUSTRALIE

Abstract

Griffith Taylor was the first geomorphologist to work in the Dry Valleys of southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. He proposed a multistage model in which earlier cirque erosion was later swamped by expanding outlet glaciers. Subsequently these glaciers retreated leaving the present form of the valleys. The topography retained the imprint of each episode, hence his name palimpsest theory. The A. summarises later research and compares Taylor's theory with current views

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Australian Geographer / ISSN 0004-9182

Editor : Geographical Society of New South Wales, Sydney - AUSTRALIE (1928)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 28, no1 [pp. 53-67]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3519

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