(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Annually re-forming miniature sorted patterned ground in the high Drakensberg, Southern Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GRAB S.W. (1) ;
(1) Dep. Geography, Univ. Natal, Pietermaritzburg, AFRIQUE DU SUD


An analysis of miniature sorted circles and polygons provides the first detailed assessment of sorted patterned ground from a southern African alpine region. Pattern dimensions and particle sorting were determined from 2 sites in the high Drakensberg. Although the sorted patterns in the high Drakensberg are somewhat polygenetic in developmental origin, they are primarily frost-induced. The development of miniature sorted patterns within 5 to 6 weeks demonstrates the effect of regular freeze-thaw cycles at higher altitudes in the Drakensberg


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, no8 [pp. 733-745]

Bibliographic references : 56 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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