Accession Number : AD0675397

Title :   A MORPHOGRAPHIC STUDY OF ALPINE PASSES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 64-Aug 68,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING

Personal Author(s) : Janke,Robert G.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An objective description and terminology is developed for mountain passes and alpine terrain characteristics. Climate changes between mountain passes and adjacent lowlands are examined. Using topographic maps, aerial photographs and field surveys, mountain passes of the Alpine System are described with regard to slope, dimensions, distribution, climate, soil, vegetation and rock structure. Data are analyzed to determine inter-relationships of these parameters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, *MOUNTAINS), TERRAIN, ALTITUDE, CLIMATE, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, DISTRIBUTION, SOILS, ROCK, PLANTS(BOTANY), MAPS

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE