periglacial


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periglacial

[¦per·ə′glā·shəl]
(geology)
Of or pertaining to the outer perimeter of a glacier, particularly to the fringe areas immediately surrounding the great continental glaciers of the geologic ice ages, with respect to environment, topography, areas, processes, and conditions influenced by the low temperature of the ice.
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The following kinds of activities are prohibited on glaciers and periglacial environment:
Skye has periglacial cliffs, remote beaches, lakes, irregular rock peaks, steep rocky hills, high peaks and varied geomorphology Erosion has been the main force in shaping the current landscape, particularly erosion by ice when glaciers covered most of Skye It highlights the presence of the most rugged mountains in Britain, the impressing Cuillin More gentle hills are scattered across the island and the long Trotternish summit in the north has a series of landslides on its eastern flank.
This ecotype is a comparatively homogeneous unit, occurring on a drumlinized till plateau surrounding periglacial lake deposits, and dissected by many rivers, lakes, and wetlands (Child 1992).
Glaciofluvial and glaciolacustrine settings as well as periglacial deposits and supraglacial situations are also covered.
The major elements of the study area's relief are represented by planation surfaces, glacial and periglacial landforms.
Vilnius is situated in an area whose ground surface was formed by glacial, cryogenic, periglacial limnic, fluvioglacial, fluvial and other processes during the glaciations of the Middle and Late Pleistocene.
Periglacial and paraglacial processes and environments.
The discovery of Pleistocene terrestrial mammal fossils, such as this bone, on the submerged northeastern continental shelf reflects periglacial habitat shifts.
Its actual landscape configuration was originated in the Pleistocene (~1 myrs) probably by strong periglacial winds that caused the deflation of the Gulfs of Nuevo and San Jose (Haller et al.
Landforms, ice wedge polygons, and published reports on diatoms, insects, palynomorphs, plant and vertebrate fossils record the transition from glacial to periglacial climate to the Bolling-Allerod warming in Northern Oakland County.
Two different periglacial strata, separated by a till bed, are characterized by different pollen and spore compositions.
Criteria from several sources by which the periglacial, desiccation, and sand-blow mechanisms may be compared, both to each other and to the observations and data from the polygonal in-fillings at the Shafer Locality, are presented in Fig.