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Periglacial Features on the Margins of a Receding Plateau Ice Cap, Lyngen, North Norway

  • W. Brian Whalley (a1), John E. Gordon (a2) and David L. Thompson (a3)

Abstract

Some features around the perimeter of the Balgesvarri plateau ice cap are described. Sorted stone circles were found beneath a slowly retreating ice margin, the basal ice in this area appears to be below the pressure-melting point. No absolute dating of features was possible but a relative chronology is suggested.

Résumé

On décrit quelques traits caractéristiques du pourtour du glacier de calotte de Balgesvarri. Des sols polygonaux ont été découverts à l’aval d’un front glaciaire en léger retrait. La glace de fond dans cette zone semble être en dessous du point de fusion correspondant à la pression. Il n’a pas été possible d’établir une datation absolue de ces manifestations périglaciaires mais on propose une chronologie relative.

Zusammenfassung

Einige Erscheinungen an der Peripherie der Balgesvarri-Plateaukappe werden beschrieben. Unter einem langsam zurückgehenden Eisrand wurden Steinkreise gefunden; das Eis am Untergrund dieser Region dürfte sich unter dem Druckschmelzpunkt befinden. Eine absolute Datierung der Erscheinungen war nicht möglich, doch lässt sich eine relative zeitliche Abfolge ermitteln.

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