Geomorphologie der alpinen Stufe des Chirripó in Costa Rica

Jorge Barquero & Ludwig Ellenberg
The relief features of the alpine stage in the Chirripó mountainous area in Costa Rica which are to be found above the altitude of 11,000 ft. have been formed by three different generations of geomorphological processes. The first one of importance was preglacial. During that period the valleys and watersheds were initiated. The second one was of glacial character. During the Pleistocene the relief features were subject of an intensive alteration. Coming from the cirques...