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Aspektorienterade vittringsprocesser: En studie i ett nordiskt klimat
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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
Keyword [sv]
Vittring, Aspekt, Granit, Flyttblock, Miljöförhållanden
National Category
Physical Geography Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-243236OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-243236DiVA: diva2:786527
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Freestanding course
Available from: 2015-02-06 Created: 2015-02-05 Last updated: 2015-02-06Bibliographically approved

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