11. Geomorphic Change in Northern Canada

  1. Hugh French1 and
  2. Olav Slaymaker2
  1. Hugh French

Published Online: 30 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch11

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

How to Cite

French, H. (2011) Geomorphic Change in Northern Canada, in Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective (eds H. French and O. Slaymaker), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950172.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Ottawa, Canada

  2. 2

    University of British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Ottawa, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470699683

Online ISBN: 9781119950172

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Keywords:

  • geomorphic change in northern Canada;
  • models of cold-climate landscape evolution;
  • Davisian model by L.C. Peltier (1950), being the best;
  • climate-driven geomorphic change in northern Canada;
  • permafrost stability, a legitimate issue;
  • geologic lessons from Late Pleistocene, warmer northern Canada;
  • freezing, thawing and bedrock instability;
  • warming permafrost, tundra and subarctic, northern Canada;
  • azonal process changes;
  • permafrost thawing, geotechnical and engineering problems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Lessons from the Past

  • Freezing, Thawing and Bedrock Instability

  • Warming Permafrost

  • Changes in Azonal Processes

  • Geotechnical Implications of Warming Permafrost

  • Conclusions

  • References

  • Discussion Questions

  • Some Useful Internet Sources