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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Garcia-Hernandez, "Spatial characterisation of glacial and periglacial landforms in the highlands of Sierra Nevada (Spain)," Science of the Total Environment, vol.
Moorman, "Advances in geophysical methods for permafrost investigations," Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, vol.
Field guides for three of the six field trips scheduled during the March 2017 Geological Society of America northeastern and north-central sections meeting provide a walking tour of the geologic materials used to build Pittsburgh during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a driving tour of Pleistocene periglacial features from the Pittsburgh low plateau to the Allegheny Mountains, and a driving tour of the Johnstown Flood National Memorial.
It is thus not representative of periglacial regions, where other processes such as permafrost or lithospheric flexure could be more significant.
Terrain parameters and remote sensing in the analysis of permafrost distribution and periglacial processes: Principles and examples from southern Norway.
Many Fms are periglacial sandstones sealed by glacial tillites.
In addition to this the area has been affected by several periglacial periods during the quaternary and questions remain as to whether the Malvern Hills were a local ice center during the devencian.
For example, a recent modeling project done by Tovar and colleagues (2013) for the tropical Andes suggests that many high elevation sites in the future will no longer support glaciers, periglacial zones, or tropical alpine vegetation.