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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

The influence of geomorphologic heritage on present nival erosion : Peñalara, Spain

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PALACIOS D. (1) ; GARCÍA SÁNCHEZ-COLOMER M. ;
(1) Dep. Physical Geography, Complutense Univ., Madrid, ESPAGNE

Abstract

This paper examines how snow plays a role in current erosive processes in a high mountain area (1800-2400 m a.s.l.) known as Peñalara, located in Spain's Central Range. The hypothesis maintains that snow becomes an important erosive factor when it accumulates over sedimentary or weathered materials, therefore geomorphological heritage is a key factor in nival erosion. To test this hypothesis, the AA. identified the landforms in the study area and determined their relative ages by weathering and lichenometry, differentiating between preglacial, glacial (Recent Pleistocene) and postglacial (Holocene) forms

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 : 1997, vol. 79, no1-2 [pp. 25-40]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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