Accession Number : AD0715078

Title :   Snow Patches and Snow Erosion in the Northern Part of the Urals,

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

Personal Author(s) : Boch,S. G.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Snow erosion, or nivation, belongs among those geomorphological processes whose mechanism is still only partially known. At the same time snow erosion in the Quaternary period has a key significance in the formation of the relief. It accompanies glacial erosion, except that snow patches survive glaciation and remain an effective geomorphological factor for a long time on areas long abandoned by the glaciers. On the territory of the USSR the 'snow patch landscape' currently occupies vast regions in the northern and high mountain zones. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, EROSION), (*MOUNTAINS, *SNOW), MELTING, FREEZING, SOILS, ROCK, MOTION, USSR

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE