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Special Sessions
Sponsored by the Geomorphology Specialty Group
Association of American Geographers 103rd Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California, April 17-21.

Periglacial and Feeze/Thaw Processes

Paper Session 2124
Wednesday, 4/18/07, from 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Sponsorship(s):

Cryosphere Specialty Group
Mountain Geography Specialty Group
Geomorphology Specialty Group

Organizer(s):

Forrest D. Wilkerson - Minnesota State University

Chair(s):

Forrest D. Wilkerson - Minnesota State University

Abstract(s):

  • 8:00 AM Author(s):
    *Forrest D. Wilkerson - Minnesota State University
    Ginger L. Schmid - Minnesota State University
    Abstract Title: Fifteen years of periglacial research in the White Mountains, California.


  • 8:20 AM Author(s):
    *Frederick E. Nelson - University of Delaware
    Michael T. Walegur - University of Delaware
    Kim J. Park Nelson - University of Minnesota
    Abstract Title: Periglacial Appalachia: Paleoclimatic and Geocryological Implications of Blockfield Elevation Gradients, Eastern U.S.A.


  • 8:40 AM Author(s):
    *Alexander Brenning - University of Waterloo
    Michael Grasser - Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institut für Geographie, Erlangen, Germany
    Donald A Friend - Minnesota State University
    Abstract Title: Quantifying the Significance and Modeling the Distribution of Rock Glaciers in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado, USA.


  • 9:00 AM Author(s):
    *David William Hedding - North West University
    Abstract Title: A First Inventory of Periglacial Features in Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica.



Session Description: This session involves the role of freeze/thaw processes in the development of patterned ground and other periglacial landforms in both mountainous and non-mountainous environments.

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