Palsas, lithalsas and remnants of these periglacial mounds. A progress report

@article{Pissart2002PalsasLA,
  title={Palsas, lithalsas and remnants of these periglacial mounds. A progress report},
  author={A. Pissart},
  journal={Progress in Physical Geography},
  year={2002},
  volume={26},
  pages={605 - 621}
}
  • A. Pissart
  • Published 2002
  • Geology
  • Progress in Physical Geography
  • There is no general agreement about the meaning of the word ‘palsa’. Usage and recent suggested definitions indicate that the word is chiefly used for cryogenic mounds covered by peat that were formed by an accumulation of segregation ice in the discontinuous permafrost zone. Lithalsas are similar mounds, but without any peat cover. The thickness of aggradation ice on the top of lithalsas can be considerable. Use of development and decay palsas as indicators of climatic change is difficult. The… CONTINUE READING
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