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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1994)

Document title

Sorted polygons on recently deglaciated terrain in the highland of Mælifellsandur, South Iceland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KRÜGER J. ;

Abstract

This note directs attention to sorted polygons which are rapidly forming on a recently deglaciated ground moraine in the highland of Mælifellssandur, an area where permafrost is absent. It is concluded that in this area the formation oof sorted polygons is connected with cracking of the seasonnaly frozen surface layer combined with rapid infilling of the cracks by sand, gravel, and stones as a result of sorting of surface material due to wind action, rainsplash, drifting snow, and probably also frost heaving

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 1994, vol. 76, no1-2 [pp. 49-55]

Bibliographic references : 17 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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