Sauchyn Cruden Hu- 1998-Structural control of the morphometry of open rock basins Kananaskis region Canadian Rocky Mountains

The morphometry of chutes (couloirs), rock funnels, and open cirques are related to the structure of dissected rock
masses in the Kananaslds region of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Data for ten morphometric variables were derived from
digital elevation models of 56 open rock basins. The basins were classified structurally according to the relative orientations
of bedding planes and the rock slopes. A hypothesis of no differences in morphometry among structural classes is rejected
from the results of nonparametric analysis of variance and paired comparisons of rank scores. Basins on dip and overdip
slopes have a distinct :size, and those on anaclinal slopes have a distinct width and shape.