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Stone nets on Medicine Bow Peak, Wyoming

Brainerd Mears
Stone nets on Medicine Bow Peak, Wyoming
Contributions to Geology (1962) 1 (1): 48


Periglacial polygons, 100 ft. above timberline, are restricted to soil in an alpine meadow on a diorite dike which cuts massive quartzite weathering to felsenmeer. The nets appear inactive because of lichen-covered surface blocks, a distinctive "A" soil horizon, deeply penetrating roots, and lack of frost churning or frozen pockets.

ISSN: 0010-7980
Serial Title: Contributions to Geology
Serial Volume: 1
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Stone nets on Medicine Bow Peak, Wyoming
Pages: 48
Published: 1962
Text Language: English
Publisher: University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States
Accession Number: 1962-011407
Categories: Geomorphology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N41°00'00" - N45°00'00", W111°04'60" - W104°04'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1962
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