Aspektorienterade vittringsprocesser: En studie i ett nordiskt klimat
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Weathering on rocks is an important component of the world’s geomorphology. One way to measure weathering on rocks is to analyse rock hardness. This is a study conducted in the northern hemisphere on granite rocks in Uppsala, Sweden. A Schmidt hammer is used to create a correlation analysis between the aspects on three glacial erratic boulders and rock weathering. Statistics from the Schmidt hammer were then collected and analysed. The results showed a difference between the aspects of the rocks. Although only small differences between the rocks were found, the south and south-east aspects of the rocks were softer and suffered from a more dynamic rock weathering than the north aspects of the rocks. The reason to the more dynamic weathering on the south facing aspects is suggested to be because of a more dynamic thermal stress weathering. The same reason caused the north aspect to have a steeper slope and a more dense lichen cover.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 30 p.
Uppsatser Kulturgeografiska institutionen
Vittring, Aspekt, Granit, Flyttblock, Miljöförhållanden
Physical Geography Human Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-243236OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-243236DiVA: diva2:786527
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