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Temporal and spatial variations in periglacial soil movements on alpine crest slopes

Auteur :
MATSUOKA, N.

Description :
This paper describes up to ten years of continuous monitoring of frost heave, creep and associated parameters on high mountain crest slopes in the Japanese and Swiss Alps, aiming to evaluate spatial and interannual variations in the rates and controls of soil movement. Soil movements recur in every freeze-thaw period, although with some interannual variations affected by the length of seasonal snow cover and the occurrence of precipitation during freeze-thaw periods. The Swiss Alps encounter more significant interannual variations than the Japanese Alps, reflecting the large variability of the annual snow regime.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2005, vol. 30, n°. 1, p. 41-58, nombre de pages : 18, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 23 ref.

Date :
2005

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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