The orientation of sorted stripes in the maritime subantarctic, Marion Island

MARCO ANTONIO CISTERNAS VEGA, Alberto Araneda, Patricia Martnez, Sergio Prez

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Abstract

The orientation of sorted stripes developed in glacial deposits on Marion Island is examined. This study confirms earlier reports of preferential occurrence of sorted stripes on windward slopes. However, sorted stripes were also found to occur on low angle leeward slopes. Mechanisms for the orientation of sorted stripes by wind action are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-89
Number of pages13
JournalEarth Surface Processes and Landforms
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ice lens
  • Needle ice
  • Sorted stripes
  • Subantarctic
  • Wind

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