Distribution of relict rock glaciers in the Cantabrian Mountains (León, Spain)

A. Gómez Villar, R. B. González-Gutierrez, J. M. Redondo-Vega, J. Santos-González

Abstract


The location of 173 complex, lobate and tongue-shaped relict rock glaciers in the Cantabrian Mountains are presented. Six zones were established based on morphostructural characteristics and/or rock glacier concentration. We analyzed the importance of lithology, slope and aspect, with original relief conditions and rock outcrops characteristics (fracturation network), in the distribution and development of these periglacial landforms.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18172/cig.1256

© Universidad de La Rioja, 2013

ISSN 0211-6820

EISSN 1697-9540