Articles | Volume 70, issue 2
17 Dec 2021
Retrospectives |  | 17 Dec 2021

A tribute to Büdel (1951): The climatic zones of the ice age

Jef Vandenberghe

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Cited articles

Büdel, J.: Die Klimazonen des Eiszeitalters, E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 1, 16–26,, 1951. 
Büdel, J.: Typen der Talbilding in verschiedenen klimamorphologischen Zonen, Z. Geomorphol. Suppl. Bd., 14, 1–20 1972. 
Büdel, J.: Klima-Geomorphologie, Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Germany, 304 pp, 1977. 
Büdel, J.: Climatic Geomorphology, English translation by Fischer, L. and Busche, D., Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, USA, 443 pp., 1982. 
Chorley, R. J., Schumm, S. S., and Sugden, D. E.: Geomorphology, Methuen, London, UK, New York, USA, 1984. 
Short summary
A main element in Büdel's concept is his quite provocative link between climate zones and geomorphological processes, a strong relation which was frequently contested later. Büdel's contribution is still relevant in modern times as the present-day climatic change will probably also invoke a poleward shift of climatic zones, accompanied by associated shifts in geomorphological environments and ecosystems.