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New simple mathematical model to help evaluating the extent of the late-Quaternary valley glacier in the Upper Soča Region (NW Slovenia)

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Author(s): Miloš Bavec | Slawek M. Tulaczyk

Journal: Geologija
ISSN 0016-7789

Volume: 45;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 255;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: Quaternary | glaciology | glaciation | equilibrium line | Upper Soča Region | Slovenia

ABSTRACT
A simple mathematical model was developed that enables an evaluation of a valley glacier extent independently of any geological data. Based on glaciological criteria and on quantitative analysis of the glacier’s accumulation-, and ablation-areas the modeloffers an opportunity for an independent test of paleoenvironmental interpretations that are traditionally based on (often vague and difficult-to-interpret) geomorphological and sedimentological information. The model is presented here through a case study from theUpper Soča River Region.
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