COSMOGENIC NUCLIDE DEPTH-PROFILES AND GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF MOUNTAIN REGOLITH AIMED AT QUANTIFYING RATES OF GLACIAL AND PERIGLACIAL EROSION
Here we present five in-situ cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al depth-profiles from pits in regolith at a high-elevation low-relief summit in Reinheimen National Park in Norway, together with XRD and XRF measurements of the sediment.
We find that denudation in Reinheimen is fast enough to renew the regolith mantle several times during the Quaternary. Our observations furthermore do not support a simple relation between degree of weathering and cosmogenic nuclide concentrations of the sediment. We expect that these results could be representative of other high-elevation low-relief summits, which are a characteristic feature of many passive continental margins in cold regions.
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