A type of periglacial landform
Note: The term “blockfield” has also been used more broadly (especially within planetary literature, e.g., Garvin 1985) as a nongenetic term to describe surfaces covered by angular fragment with a wide size range. Such fields can be produced by a range of genetic (e.g., impact) and modification processes. This entry focuses on blockfields formed through periglacial processes.
Autochthonous blockfields (i.e., formed in situ, in its present position) on broad, flat areas (Boelhouwers 2004).
KeywordsPattern Ground Rock Glacier Jointed Bedrock Wide Size Range Colluvial Deposit
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