Ice-marginal and periglacial processes and sediments by I. P. Martini

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Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Glaciology,
  • Periglacial processes

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Other titlesIce marginal and periglacial processes and sediments
Statementedited by I.P. Martini, H.M. French and A. Pérez Alberti
SeriesGeological Society special publication -- no. 354, Geological Society special publication -- no. 354.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGB641 .I25 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 284 p. :
Number of Pages284
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Open LibraryOL25103593M
ISBN 101862393273
ISBN 109781862393271
LC Control Number2011456838
OCLC/WorldCa719863540

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Michael E. Brookfield, "Aeolian processes and features in cool climates", Ice-Marginal and Periglacial Processes and Sediments, I. Martini, H. French, A. At the heart of the paraglacial concept is a long-term decline in the rate of hillslope processes and sediment flux in of periglacial processes, coarse sandy ice-marginal deltas.

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Ice-marginal and periglacial processes and sediments: an introduction. Book Description. Introduction to Process Geomorphology provides an integrative approach to the process dynamics and the origin of landforms by the contemporary processes involved in their evolution. The author highlights the physical and chemical laws governing the activity of the earth-surface processes in specific environmental stress conditions, puts forward competing hypotheses on the.

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Martinius & J.H. (Janrik) van den Berg, Moreover, periglacial conditions during and after sedimentation in ice-marginal valleys, the morphology of valley bedrocks, and erosion of older sediments played important roles in the depositional scenarios, and in the mineralogical composition of the sediments.

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