(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1994)

Document title

A development of the lichenometric method applied to the dating of glacially influenced debris flows in southern Chile

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The development of a size frequency approach, previously used in attempts to resolve some of the problems, is described and applied to the dating of four debris flows marginal to the San Rafael Glacier in Southern Chile. The size frequency approach, bassed on new assumptions, uses parameters derived from population size frequency distributions of the lichen species Placopsis patagonica to provide relative and absolute dating for rock surfaces. Changes in the shapes of distributions suggest the relative age of populations. The size frequency approach appears to be particularly suitable for use on unstable debris flows


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1994, vol. 19, no2 [pp. 137-151]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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