(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1994)

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Preservation of landforms under ice sheets and ice caps

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This article addresses the question of whether or not distinct glacial and non-glacial landforms can survive beneath ice sheets and ice caps with little or no morphological alteration. In glaciated areas, patches preserved under dry (cold)-based conditions provide important windows towards the past, showing landscapes that were destroyed in surrounding areas affected by wet-based and eroding ice. Some consequences for the research fields of non-glacial geomorphology, archaeology and botany include subglacial museums and refugia. A time/space model describes geomorphological access to information from older events in glaciated areas


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 1994, vol. 9, no1 [pp. 19-32]

Bibliographic references : 50 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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