Climatic Zonality of Periglacial Landforms in Mountain Areas

Stuart A. Harris
1994 Arctic  
The alpine periglacial areas of the world can be divided into three distinctive landscape types dominated by one of the following: active rock glaciers, active block streams, or gelifluction landforms. These also correspond to distinct climates, the active rock glaciers occurring under cold, humid conditions; the active block streams in cold, dry climates; and gelifluction-dominated landforms occurring in warmer areas. These have distinct ranges of mean annual temperature and precipitation,
more » ... h can be used in interpreting climatic changes based on distribution of fossil landforms.
doi:10.14430/arctic1288 fatcat:h7z5xyb4ozcrvfz2hhxph5e7qm