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Aspects and concepts on the geomorphological significance of Holocene permafrost in southern Norway

Authors
Journal
Geomorphology
0169-555X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
52
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0169-555x(02)00250-7
Keywords
  • Permafrost
  • Slope Forms
  • Glaciers
  • Scandinavia
  • Norway
  • Sediment Transport
Disciplines
  • Earth Science

Abstract

Abstract This review paper aims at discussing aspects and concepts of the significance of the spatial and temporal distribution of permafrost on glacial and gravitational processes in southern Norway. The study first reviews the distribution of mountain permafrost in southern Norway in comparison with high-relief alpine areas like the Alps, and then discusses the influence of permafrost on gravitational and glacial–geomorphological processes. The basis for the paper is a regional-scale distribution model of mountain permafrost in southern Norway, which is analysed in relation to topographic variations within the same area. The model allows a crude extrapolation to past and future permafrost distribution, which is discussed in relation to geomorphic processes.

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