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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1995)

Document title

Rock glacier nomenclature: a re-assessment

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HAMILTON S.J. ; WHALLEY W.B. ;

Abstract

Several contentions issues have arisen from rock glacier nomenclature, for example whether the term rock glacier implies genesis from glacial ice or from permafrost. The situation is compounded since rock glacier classification may be based on several different parameters, some of which are measured and quantified, others inferred. These include: gross morphology, dynamics, processes of formation, location, internal characteristics, thermal regime and age. The distinction is made between rock glaciers (sensu stricto), which follows the original descriptions and typology of the early years of the 20th century, and protalus lobes

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1995, vol. 14, no1 [pp. 73-80]

Bibliographic references : 49 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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