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Periglacial landforms in the Pohorje Mountains

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Author(s): Karel Natek

Journal: Dela
ISSN 0354-0596

Issue: 27;
Start page: 247;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: geomorphology | periglacial landforms | glaciation | nivation hollows | cirques | Pohorje Mountains | Slovenia

ABSTRACT
Contrary to the well-studied Pleistocene glaciation, periglacial phenomena in Slovenia havebeen given less scientific attention because they are not particularly evident in high mountainsdue to prevailing carbonate rocks. This, however, is not the case in the Pohorje Mountains:built of igneous and metamorphic rocks, it was not glaciated due to its insufficient elevation,but was subject to periglacial processes. In the article, some of the periglacial landforms ofthe Pohorje Mountains are presented for the first time, especially nivation hollows in theuppermost zone, and the Jezerc cirque where a smaller glacier, unknown until recently, existedat the peak of the glaciation.

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