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Extreme events in the context of late Quaternary environmental change

Extreme events and the transformation of landscape

Auteurs :
THOMAS, M.F.
GREGORY, K.J.

Description :
The significance of extreme events in landform change is discussed in the context of the late Quaternary. Millennia-scale cycles of climate change are less than the relaxation times of most landform systems and have led to widespread disequilibrium in natural landscapes. Slope failures and fluvial systems show parallel evolutionary trends in high and low latitudes, resulting from late Quaternary environmental changes. The transformation of geomorphic systems appears to require millennia of preparation time and research needs to establish the role of individual events within this timescale of enquiry.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geographia polonica, issn : 0016-7282, 2003, vol. 76, n°. 2, p. 139-155, nombre de pages : 17, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 4 p.

Date :
2003

Editeur :
Pays édition : Pologne, Warszawa, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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