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Nivation and cryoplanation : the case for scrutiny and integration

A special issue on climate change and periglacial environments

Auteurs :
THORN, C.E.
HALL, K.
VANDENBERGHE, J.

Description :
Nivation is generally associated with the weathering and mass movement processes stemming from late-lying seasonal snow and the ensuing landforms. As a process suite it invokes mechanisms such as freeze-thaw weathering and solifluction. Cryoplanation also invokes a process suite, but one that also embraces nivation. Research in the last 2 or 3 decades has begun to provide a much sharper definition of nivation, but the available information is still inadequate for a central mechanism in periglacial landscapes. A case is presented for viewing nivation and cryoplanation as a single process spectrum much in need of state-of-the-art research.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Progress in physical geography, issn : 0309-1333, 2002, vol. 26, n°. 4, p. 533-550, nombre de pages : 18, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 44 ref.

Date :
2002

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Sage Publications

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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