Surface sediment analysis of a rock glacier
most predictable surface (MPS) mapping, Rock glacier, trend surface analysis, vector trend analysis
Journal of the International Association for Mathematical Geology
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.
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Yarnal, B. M., "Surface sediment analysis of a rock glacier" (1982). Faculty Publications. 4877.