(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

The distribution of high mountain vegetation in relation to snow cover : Peñalara, Spain

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of A.R.G. and Physical Geography, Complutense Univ., Madrid, ESPAGNE
(2) Dep. Water Quality, CEDEX, MOPTMA, Madrid, ESPAGNE


This research examines how snow accumulation, and erosion processes associated with it, influences the distribution of vegetation. The studies were conducted on Peñalara Massif, in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula. A detailed vegetation map was developed and was used to select 2 key areas in each of the 3 altitudinal zones, located between 1800 and 2000, 2000 and 2200, and 2200 and 2400. Each key area was determined in relation to the highest concentration of contrasts in vegetation in a limited space. The AA. examined the most unstable landforms, the areas with the sparsest vegetation and the zones that had the greatest snow accumulation


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 30, no1 [pp. 1-40]

Bibliographic references : 48 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

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