This book, first published in 1992, contains the proceedings of the 22nd Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, and highlights the quantity and diversity of periglacial geomorphic research being undertaken in Arctic and alpine environments. The articles explore a variety of geomorphic processes and examine the potential impacts of global change on the nature and extent of permafrost and seasonal ice phenomena.
Table of Contents
1. Periglacial Geomorphology: What, Where, When? C.E. Thorn 2. Origin of Certain High-Elevation Local Broad Uplands in the Central Appalachians South of the Glacial Border, USA – a Paleoperiglacial Hypothesis G. Michael Clark and James Hedges 3. Spatial Patterns of Geochemical Denudation in a Colorado Alpine Environment Nelson Caine 4. The Zonation of Freeze-Thaw Temperatures at a Glacial Headwall, Dome Glacier, Canadian Rockies James S. Gardner 5. Mechanical Weathering in the Antarctic: A Maritime Perspective Kevin J. Hall 6. Miniature Sorted Stripes in the Paramo de Piedras Blancas (Venezuelan Andes) Francisco L. Pérez 7. A Model of Water Movement in Rock Glaciers and Associated Water Characteristics John R. Giardino, John D. Vitek and Joseph L. DeMorett 8. Snow-Avalanche Paths: Conduits from the Periglacial-Alpine to the Subalpine-Depositional Zone David R. Butler, George P. Malanson and Stephen J. Walsh 9. Long-Term Rates of Contemporary Solifluction in the Canadian Rocky Mountains D.J. Smith 10. Factors Influencing the Distribution and Initiation of Active-Layer Detachment Slides on Ellesmore Island, Arctic Canada Antoni G. Lewkowicz 11. Buoyancy Forces Induced by Freeze-Thaw in the Active Layer: Implications for Diapirism and Soil Circulation Bernard Hallet and Edwin D. Waddington 12. Formation of Seasonal Ice Bodies Wayne H. Pollard and Robert O. van Everdingen 13. Palsa-Scale Frost Mounds Frederick E. Nelson, Kenneth M. Hinkel and Samuel I. Outcalt 14. Recent Ground Warming Inferred from the Temperature in Permafrost near Mayo, Yukon Territory C.R. Burn
Athol D. Abrahams and John C. Dixon