Faculty Publications

Title

Surface sediment analysis of a rock glacier

Document Type

Article

Keywords

most predictable surface (MPS) mapping, Rock glacier, trend surface analysis, vector trend analysis

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of the International Association for Mathematical Geology

Volume

14

Issue

4

First Page

371

Last Page

386

Abstract

Three trend surface techniques are used to evaluate the nature and distribution of the surface sediments of a rock glacier. Trend surface analysis, vector trend analysis, and most predictable surface (MPS)mapping suggest that long-term rock glacier creep causes the highly variable debris cover to display crude sorting and orientation patterns. Poorly sorted and randomly oriented surface materials may be the result of insufficient time for slowly evolving rock glacier sediment distributions to be established and/or the site of glacial erosion or deposition. © 1982 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Original Publication Date

8-1-1982

DOI of published version

10.1007/BF01032597

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