Contemporary glacigenic inputs to the dust cycle

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Dept. of geography, Univ., Loughborough, Royaume-Uni

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This paper assesses current understanding of the relationship between glacierised landscapes and dust emissions and inputs to the global dust cycle. It focuses on how elements in the glacial and aeolian geomorphic sub-systems interact to determine the magnitude, frequency and timing of aeolian dust emissions, and on feedback mechanisms between the systems. Where they have been measured, dust emission intensity and deposition rates in glacierised catchments are very high. The impact of future glacier retreat on the balance between sediment supply, availability and aeolian transport capacity and implications for glacigenic dust emissions is also considered. Retreat of the Antarctic ice sheet could mean that in future glacigenic contributions to the dust cycle exceed those of non-glacigenic sources in the southern hemisphere.

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Article de périodique

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Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2013, vol. 38, n°. 1, p. 71-89, nombre de pages : 19, Références bibliographiques : 5 p.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

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