Accession Number : AD0711877

Title :   The Role of Periglacial Processes in Forming the Relief of the Northern Slopes of Caucasus Major in the Example of the El'brus Region (Rol'Perigliatsial'nukh Protsessov v Obrazovanii Rel'efa Severnogo Sklona B. /Kavkaza (Na Primere Raiona El/brusa),

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Shcherbakova,E. M.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The El'brus region is the center of significant contemporary and important ancient mountainous glaciation. It places at our disposal rich material for studying the geological and geomorphological activity of snow and ice under mountainous conditions. It is convincing from the example of the El'brus region that the manifestation of the processes of the nival-glacial complex changes appreciably from place to place both quantitatively and qualitatively in dependence upon the change of the following indices: the intensity of neotectonic movements, the nature of the geological structure, and the peculiarity of the climatic conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GLACIERS, MOUNTAINS), (*MOUNTAINS, EROSION), SNOW, SEDIMENTARY ROCK, ICE, DEPOSITS, CLIMATE, USSR

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE