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Periglacial processes and environments

Washburn, A. L.

Periglacial processes and environments

by Washburn, A. L.

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Frozen ground,
  • Erosion

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] A. L. Washburn.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGB641 .W37 1973
    The Physical Object
    Pagination320 p.
    Number of Pages320
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5429033M
    LC Control Number73075113

    Periglaciation (adjective: "periglacial", also referring to places at the edges of glacial areas) describes geomorphic processes that result from seasonal thawing of snow in areas of permafrost, the runoff from which refreezes in ice wedges and other structures. Principles and Dynamics of the Critical Zone is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate courses and an essential tool for researchers developing cutting-edge proposals. It provides a process-based description of the Critical Zone, a place that The National Research Council () defines as the "heterogeneous, near surface environment in which complex .

    Permafrost is therefore closely associated with the periglacial environment, and usually permafrost processes take place within a periglacial environment[1]. Periglacial environments in Antarctica. Most of the ice-free ground in .   This book examines the intimate link between periglacial geomorphology and the fluctuating climates of the Quaternary Period in the British Isles. In the last two million years, ice sheets have covered northern Britain several times. In the south, at the limit of the glaciation, intense frost action and the formation of permafrost have influenced past and .

    About this book. Periglacial Geomorphology presents a comprehensive introduction to the processes that operate in present periglacial environments (environments adjacent to a glacier or ice sheet, or other areas subject to repeated freezing and thawing) and discusses the inferences that can be drawn about former periglacial environments from those processes. The Periglacial Environment. Chichester, UK: Wiley, DOI: / E-mail Citation» A classic volume focused on the environmental setting of periglacial processes. The book examines the broad range of periglacial forms and processes but focuses on cold climate weathering, permafrost, ground ice, and thermokarst.


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Periglacial and paraglacial environments, located outside ice sheet margins but responding to similar climate forcings, are key to identifying climate change effects upon the Earth system.

These environments are relicts of cold Earth processes and so are most sensitive to Cited by: This second edition originally published intitled Geocryology: A study of Periglacial Processes and Environments, contains a large amount of new information.

It provides a comprehensive overview of frost-action and mass-wasting processes Author: A. Washburn. The Periglacial Environment, Fourth Edition, is an authoritative overview of the world's cold, non-glacial environments.

First published in and subsequently revised in andthe text has been the international standard for nearly 40 years.5/5(1). The Periglacial Environment, Fourth Edition, is an authoritative overview of the worlds cold, non-glacial environments. First published in and subsequently revised in andthe text has been the international standard for nearly 40 years.

The Fourth Edition continues to be a personal interpretation of the frost-induced conditions, geomorphic processes and landforms. The Periglacial Environment, Fourth Edition, is an authoritative overview of the world’s cold, non-glacial environments. First published in and subsequently revised in andthe text has been the international standard for nearly 40 years.

Part One discusses the periglacial concept and its interactions with geomorphology, geocryology and Quaternary science. It also outlines the range and variability of periglacial climates and the degree to which landscapes are in geomorphic equilibrium with prevailing periglacial conditions.

Periglacial Geomorphology presents a comprehensive introduction to the processes that operate in present periglacial environments and discusses the inferences that can be drawn about former periglacial environments from those processes.

Organized into six parts, the book opens with the historical and scientific context of periglacial geomorphology and the nature of periglacial environments. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes is affiliated with the International Permafrost Association and is devoted to the rapid publication of scientific and technical papers concerned with earth surface cryogenic processes, landforms and sediments present in a variety of (Sub) Arctic, Antarctic and High Mountain environments.

Author Guidelines. Periglacial and paraglacial environments, located outside ice sheet margins but responding to similar climate forcings, are key to identifying climate change effects upon the Earth system.

These environments are relicts of cold Earth processes and so are most sensitive to. This second edition originally published intitled Geocryology: A study of Periglacial Processes and Environments, contains a large amount of new information.

It provides a comprehensive overview of frost-action and mass-wasting processes and. Buy Periglacial and Paraglacial Processes and Environments (): NHBS - Edited By: J Knight and S Harrison, Geological Society.

Periglacial Processes: Weathering. Locations that have a periglacial environment are characterized by the presence of large quantities of angular, fractured rock (Figure 10ag-3). The angular nature of these deposits suggests that the process responsible for the rock fracturing is the crystallization of water.

Modern Periglacial Geomorphology 8 The Growth of Periglacial Knowledge 9 The Periglacial Domain 11 The Scope of Periglacial Geomorphology 13 Permafrost-Related Processes and Landforms 13 Azonal Processes and Landforms 14 Paleo-Environmental Reconstruction 14 Applied Periglacial Geomorphology COVID Resources.

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Permafrost and Periglacial Processes is an international journal dedicated to the rapid publication of scientific and technical papers concerned with earth surface cryogenic processes, landforms and sediments present in a variety of (Sub) Arctic, Antarctic and High Mountain environments.

It provides an efficient vehicle of communication amongst those. Periglacial processes and environments by Washburn, A. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Subsequently, periglacial environment was extended to apply to non-glacial processes and features of cold climates, including freeze-thaw processes and frost action typical of the processes in the periglacial zone and in some cases the processes associated with permafrost, but also found in high altitude, alpine, areas of temperate regions.

Periglacial processes and environments. London: E. Arnold, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: A L Washburn.

Find more information about: ISBN: # Periglacial processes\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Periglacial Processes and Environments () by Washburn, A. L.Periglacial environments are areas where landforms and geomorphic processes reflect the cumulative effects of cold subfreezing temperatures, cyclic freezing and thawing of sediments, and the volumetric expansion of soil moisture as it freezes.

The defining criteria for periglacial environments include: (1) intense frost action, and/or (2) the presence of permafrost.Past Glacial Environments, Second Edition, presents a revised and updated version of the very successful first edition of Menzies’ book, covering a breadth of topics with a focus on the recognition and analysis of former glacial environments, including .