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The spatial distribution of Middle and Late Pleistocene cirques in Greece

Glacial and paraglacial environments

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

BATHRELLOS, G.D.
Dept. of Geography and Climatology, Fac. of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian Univ., Athènes, Grece
SKILODIMOU, H.D.
Dept. of Geography and Climatology, Fac. of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian Univ., Athènes, Grece
MAROUKIAN, H.
Dept. of Geography and Climatology, Fac. of Geology and Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian Univ., Athènes, Grece
KNIGHT, J.
School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, Univ. of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud
HARRISON, S.
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Exeter, Royaume-Uni


Description :
In Greece, Middle to Late Pleistocene mountain glaciations appear to have been quite extensive, along the mountain range of Pindus, on Mt Olympus and in the highlands of Peloponnesus and Crete. This study focuses on these glaciations based on the examination of cirque formations. An initial spatial database of these glacial forms was created, including cirque location, morphometric properties, underlying lithology. The number of cirques has decreased in southern Greece. The largest cirque areas are observed in northern Greece. Since several highlands of Greece have uplifted, the mean elevations of these cirques have increased in time. In northern Greece the cirques are wider, longer and deeper. The vast majority of cirques are facing towards the northeastern hemisphere due to more severe climatic conditions originating from the northeast during glacial periods.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography, issn : 0435-3676, 2014, vol. 96, n°. 3, p. 323-338, nombre de pages : 16, Références bibliographiques : 43 ref.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Suede, Stockholm, Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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