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dc.contributor.advisorButler, David R.
dc.contributor.authorLegg, Brittany N.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-10T17:54:54Z
dc.date.available2016-06-10T17:54:54Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-07
dc.date.submittedMay 2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6039
dc.description.abstractRock glaciers provide essential habitat and resources for species like the threatened pika (Ochotona princeps) throughout the western Cordillera of North America. However, the distribution of current and relict rock glaciers has not been thoroughly mapped. Glacier National Park has excellent records of true ice glaciers within the park's boundaries, but no comprehensive maps or information on the status of rock glaciers within the park. This thesis presents comparisons between active and relict groups of rock glaciers in the park in terms of their morphometry, morphology, and geographic positioning. My results illustrate that relict rock glaciers tend to be wider, less steep, and located at lower elevations than active rock glaciers. Relict rock glaciers are also almost exclusively located on the west side of the park whereas active rock glaciers are most common in north- to northeast-facing cirques east of the Continental Divide. My results will assist Park managers in better illustrating critical pika habitats throughout the park.
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dc.format.extent77 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectRock glacier
dc.subjectGlacier National Park
dc.subjectMontana
dc.subjectPeriglacial
dc.subjectGeomorphology
dc.subjectLandform mapping
dc.subjectIce
dc.subjectRocky Mountains
dc.subject.lcshGlaciers--Montana--Glacier National Park
dc.subject.lcshGlacial landforms--Montana--Glacier National Park
dc.subject.lcshGlaciology
dc.titleRock glacier morphology and morphometry in Glacier National Park, Northwest Montana, USA
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDixon, Richard W.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJulian, Jason P.
thesis.degree.departmentGeography
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
txstate.departmentGeography


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