Felsenmeer

felsenmeer

[′felz·ən‚mer]
(geology)
A flat or gently sloping veneer of angular rock fragments occurring on moderate mountain slopes above the timber line.

Felsenmeer

 

vast placers of blocks of rock on the flat surfaces of mountain peaks, located above the treeline. They form as the result of the processes of frost weathering together with the phenomena of solifluction under conditions of a severe continental climate and the development of permafrost rock.

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Some of the results from long linear zones in the SE have previously been released (Nov 2006), but the new main zone shows disseminated pegmatitic boulders within multiple felsenmeer covered zones, over a 600 metre by 1,000 metre area.
2004, Felsenmeer persistence through glacial periods in the Torngat and Kaumajet Mountains, Quebec-Labrador, as determined by soil weathering and cosmogenic nuclide exposure dating: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.
Exposure ages on felsenmeer summits are consistent with higher abundances of gibbsite found in summit soils relative to soils in tills and valley floors.