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Geo-botanical evidence of Late Quaternary mass wasting in block field areas of Virginia.

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

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DOI: 10.1002/esp.3290080505

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Studies of block fields at Massanutten Mountain, Virginia, document and provide information on the magnitude and frequency of mass movement on these coarse-grained slopes. Although Pleistocene periglacial climate may have facilitated original formation of block fields, some block fields now continue to spread downslope during intense runoff events. Present block-field mass wasting may be the principal erosional process in these areas of resistant rock.-from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Geo-botanical evidence of Late Quaternary mass wasting in block field areas of Virginia.
Series title:
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
DOI:
10.1002/esp.3290080505
Volume
8
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
First page:
439
Last page:
450