Geographia Polonica (1988) vol. 55

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Slope processes in North Scandinavia and Late Holocene climatic impact

Christer Jonasson, Lennart Strömquist

Geographia Polonica (1988) vol. 55, pp. 165-172

Abstract

A review of previous studies on slope erosion in Scandinavia introduces a case study of past and recent slope process intensity on Andoya Island in Northern Norway. The pilot study is based on geomorphological mapping from aerial photographs, field controls and quantifications of sediment storage in slope deposits and investigations of lake sediments. The frequency of past catastrophic events (i.e. debris flow activity) was estimated by dendrochronology and studies of lake sedimentation.

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Christer Jonasson, Department of Physical Geography. Uppsala University. PO Box 554. S-751 22 Uppsala. Sweden
Lennart Strömquist, Department of Physical Geography. Uppsala University. PO Box 554. S-751 22 Uppsala. Sweden