(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Tunnel valley genesis

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

Ó COFAIGH C. (1) ;
(1) Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4, CANADA


Much controversy exists in literature concerning the processes by which tunnel valleys evolve, and a number of theories now exist in this regard. This article aims to evaluate critically the literature on tunnel valleys, focusing specifically on the major theories which attempt to explain their formation. Before doing so, however, it summarizes salient aspects of tunnel valley geomorphology, and the sedimentology of their infills. Tunnel valleys incised into both bedrock and unconsolidated sediments are discussed


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 20, no1 [pp. 1-19]

Bibliographic references : 66 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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