Topographic Analysis: Linkages Among Climate, Erosion and Tectonics
4 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2014
Date Written: January 13, 2014
Triangular interactions among climate, erosion and tectonics happen during the course of formation and development of a mountain range. In this study mountain range of Nyainqentanglha of Himalaya has been focused to assess which element played the vital role in this case. Altitude data of the catchments have been used as the primary key of analysis. Significant concentration of catchment areas near glacier equilibrium line altitudes (ELA) proved the presence of glacial buzzsaw mechanism. Swath analysis confirmed the presence of Teflon peak. Finally web of interrelationship has been explored behind the development of this mountainous range.
Keywords: Topographic Analysis; Climate; Erosion; Tectonics; Nyainqentanglha Mountain Range; Himalaya; Equilibrium Line Altitudes (ELA); Glacial Buzzsaw; Teflon Peak; DEM; Swath Analysis
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