Advisor

Larry W. Price

Date of Award

1987

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography

Department

Geography

Physical Description

1 online resource (138 p.)

Subjects

Rock glaciers -- Washington (State) -- Olympic Mountains

DOI

10.15760/etd.5440

Abstract

Rock glaciers are tongue-shaped or lobate masses of rock debris which occur below cliffs and talus in many alpine regions. They are best developed in continental alpine climates where it is cold enough to preserve a core or matrix of ice within the rock mass but insufficiently snowy to produce true glaciers. Previous reports have identified and briefly described several rock glaciers in the Olympic Mountains, Washington {Long 1975a, pp. 39-41; Nebert 1984), but no detailed integrative study has been made regarding the geomorphic character, age,and distribution of these features.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20182

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