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000009305 041__ $$aEnglish
000009305 100__ $$aOwen, L. A.
000009305 245__ $$aThe quaternary glacial history of the Lahul Himalaya, northern India
000009305 260__ $$c1996
000009305 300__ $$a25-42
000009305 511__ $$aCrysparticle
000009305 511__ $$aCryosphere
000009305 520__ $$aThis paper presents the first glacial chronology for the Lahul Himalaya, Northern India. The oldest glaciation, the Chandra Glacial Stage, is represented by glacially eroded benches at altitudes greater than 4300 m above sea-level. This glaciation was probably of a broad valley type. The second glaciation, the Batal Glacial Stage, is represented by highly weathered and dissected lateral moraines, which are present along the Chandra valley and some of its tributaries. This was an extensive valley glaciation. The third major glaciation, the Kulti Glacial Stage, is represented by well-preserved moraines in the main tributary valleys of the Chandra valley. This represents a less extensive valley glaciation. Two minor glacial advances, the Sonapani I and II, are represented by small sharp-crested moraines, which are within a few hundred metres or few kilometres of the present-day glaciers. The change in style and extent of glaciation is attributed to an increase in aridity throughout the Quaternary, due either to global climatic change or uplift of the Pir Panjal mountains to the south of Lahul, which restricted the northward penetration of the south Asian summer monsoon.
000009305 650__ $$aGlaciers
000009305 653__ $$aChandra valley
000009305 653__ $$aHimalaya
000009305 653__ $$aIndia
000009305 700__ $$aDerbyshire, E.
000009305 700__ $$aRichardson, S.
000009305 700__ $$aBenn, D. I.
000009305 700__ $$aEvans, D. J. A.
000009305 700__ $$aMitchell, W. A.
000009305 773__ $$pJournal of Quaternary Science
000009305 773__ $$v11 (1)
000009305 773__ $$a10.1002/(sici)1099-1417(199601/02)11:1<25::aid-jqs209>3.0.co;2-k
000009305 8564_ $$uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-1417(199601/02)11:1<25::AID-JQS209>3.0.CO;2-K$$yExternal link
000009305 980__ $$aARTICLE