The development of streamlined bog islands in the continental interior of North America

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Abstract

Boreal peatlands within the interior of North America have developed vegetation landforms that simulate the shape of geologic landforms, such as islands and river channels. The genesis and development of these vegetation landforms can be inferred from spatial transitions from one landform pattern to another and from the quantitative analysis of their shapes in plan view. The bog islands seem to be equilibrium forms that represent a stable adjustment to the alkalinity and volume of runoff in the water tracks. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-413
Number of pages12
JournalArctic & Alpine Research
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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