Journal article

Geomorphology of the Hérens valley (Swiss Alps)

  • Lambiel, Christophe Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Maillard, Benoît Institute of Geography and Sustainability, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Kummert, Mario Department of Geosciences, Geography, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Reynard, Emmanuel Institute of Geography and Sustainability, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
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    01.01.2016
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  • Journal of Maps. - 2016, vol. 12, no. 1, p. 160–172
English This paper presents a geomorphological map of the Hérens valley in the Western Swiss Alps. With an area of 270 km2 and altitudes ranging from 470 to 4357 m a.s.l., this valley is one of the main secondary catchments of the Upper Rhône valley. The high differences in altitudes, combined with a varied geology, create an important geomorphic diversity. The main processes active in mountain areas, that is, glacial, periglacial, gravitational and fluvial processes, are well represented. The map was produced in ArcGIS using a specific legend developed at the University of Lausanne.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Géosciences
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  • English
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Geography
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