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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1993)

Document title

Energetics of alpine proglacial geomorphic processes

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WARBURTON J. ;

Abstract

This paper discusses the merits of an energetics approach to quantifying sediment transfer processes in the Bas Glacier d'Arolla proglacial zone, Valais, during the 1987 melt-season. Energy estimates, based on sediment transfer processes, range over eight orders of magnitude. Both estimates of mass transfer and work emphasize the overwhelming importance of the meltwater channel and valley train within the proglacial sediment system. Based on energy and power magnitudes three sediment budget process subsets can be distinguished: hillslope processes; valley train margin processes; and valley train channel processes

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Transactions - Institute of British Geographers / ISSN 0020-2754 / CODEN IBGTAE

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1965)

Millesime : 1993, vol. 18, no2 [pp. 197-206]

Bibliographic references : 13 réf.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3702

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