(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1993)

Document title

Modelling late-Holocene snow-avalanche activity: incorporating a new approach to lichenometry

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The age frequency of surface boulders on 12 avalanche boulder-ramparts in upper Jostedalen, southern Norway, was investigated using the size-frequency since AD 1325 on lichen-size-frequency distributions. The results suggest that maximum avalanche activity occurred during the 19th century, after the peak of the Little Ice Age. Close agreement between the records of snow avalanches and debris flows suggests that both reflect periods of high winter snowfall and rapid spring melting rather than low temperature. Future greenhouse warming may therefore result in increased avalanche activity in southern Norway


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1993, vol. 18, no6 [pp. 527-539]

Bibliographic references : 42 réf.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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