Location and morpholometric characterization of relict rock glaciers of the Gistredo Range (Cantabrian Mountains, León)
Abstract43 rockglaciers have been selected in the Gistredo range, in order to study the environmental factors (lithology, aspect, altitude) explaining their spatial distribution and several morphometric features according to morphology (tongue-shaped, lobate and complex forms). The results confirm the strong control to exert the environmental factors affecting both the location and their shape. The use of statistical analysis allow to discriminate and to clasify three types of rock glaciers according to geometry and to see the limited relations between the rockglaciers' surface and slope and some morphometric parameters of source-area (altitude, slope and altitudinal difference).
How to Cite
The authors retain copyright of articles and authorize Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica / Geographical Research Letters the first publication. They are free to share and redistribute the article without obtaining permission from the publisher as long as they give appropriate credit to the editor and the journal.
Self-archiving is allowed too. In fact, it is recommendable to deposit a PDF version of the paper in academic and/or institutional repositories.
It is recommended to include the DOI number.This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License