Glaciers of the Dolomites are mostly small and hosted in cirques. Most of them were progressively covered by large amount of debris throughout the retreating phase occurred after the Little Ice Age (LIA). This has allowed their preservation even at relatively low altitudes. In some cases, these ice-debris systems are currently developing under permafrost conditions, leading to interesting examples of transition from glacial to periglacial morphodynamic processes.

Solar radiation and ground temperature as factors affecting the transition from glacial to periglacial processes in the Dolomites: the case of Cima Uomo glacier

ZANONER, THOMAS;CARTON, ALBERTO;NINFO, ANDREA
2012

Abstract

Glaciers of the Dolomites are mostly small and hosted in cirques. Most of them were progressively covered by large amount of debris throughout the retreating phase occurred after the Little Ice Age (LIA). This has allowed their preservation even at relatively low altitudes. In some cases, these ice-debris systems are currently developing under permafrost conditions, leading to interesting examples of transition from glacial to periglacial morphodynamic processes.
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