A STATISTICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE FABRIC OF A ROCK GLACIER
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The fabric of clasts on a rock glacier on Mount Mestas, Colorado, was assessed using eigen-value analysis. Orientation and dip of 100 clasts were sampled at 20 sites on the rock glacier, including sites on ridges, furrows, lobe faces, and the side interface. Clast imbrication was a function of slope angle; in all instances the angle with the surface was in a position of stability. Observed differences in the fabric of a rock glacier and fabrics from glacial till suggest fabric can be used to differentiate mechanics of formation of different phenomena. -from Authors
ARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH
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GIARDINO, J. R., & VITEK, J. D.
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