Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology: Part II: North America (Google eBook)

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Elsevier, Oct 2, 2004 - Science - 450 pages
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This book is the second of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale. This information is seen as a fundamental requirement, not only for the glacial community, but for the wider user-community of general Quaternary workers. In particular the need for accurate ice-front positions is a basic requirement for the rapidly growing field of palaeoclimate modelling. In order to provide the information for the widest-possible range of users in the most accessible form, a series of digital maps was prepared.



The glacial limits were mapped in ArcView, the Geographical Information System (GIS) used by the work group. Included with the publication is a CD with digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated. The last deglaciation is also shown in 500 year time-steps. The digital maps in this volume cover the USA and Canada and include Greenland and Hawaii. Both overview maps and more detailed maps at a scale 1: 1,000,000 are provided.



Also available:
Part I: Europe, ISBN 0-444-51462-7
Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, ISBN 0-444-51593-3

  

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Contents

A Magnetostratigraphic Assessment
1
Pleistocene Maximum and Late Wisconsinan Glacier Extents Across Alaska USA
9
A Single Continental Glaciation of Rocky Mountain Foothills SouthWestern Alberta Canada
29
The Quaternary Glacial Record of British Columbia Canada
39
Glaciations of the Sierra Nevada California USA
51
Great Basin of the western United States
63
Glaciation of the Hawaiian Islands
69
Quaternary Glaciations in Illinois
71
New York Glacial Geology USA
201
Glaciation of North Dakota USA
207
The Appalachian Glacier Complex in Maritime Canada
213
Pleistocene Glaciation of Ohio USA
233
The Glaciation of Pennsylvania USA
237
Late Wisconsinan Early Holocene Deglaciation of QuebecLabrador
243
Glacial Limits in the Middle and Southern Rocky Mountains USA South of the Yellowstone Ice Cap
275
Glaciation of Western Washington USA
289

PreWisconsinan Glacial Database and Ice Limits in the Central United States
83
The Deglaciation of Maine USA
89
A Regional Perspective
111
The Status of Glacial Mapping in Minnesota
119
Pleistocene Mountain Glaciation in Montana USA
125
Limits of Mountain and Continental Glaciations East of the Continental Divide in Northern Montana and NorthWestern North Dakota USA
131
Late Pleistocene History of New Brunswick Canada
151
The Quaternary Glaciation of Western New England with Correlations to Surrounding Areas
169
A Review of Stratigraphy and Glaciation History
295
Timing and Extent of PlioPleistocene Glaciations in NorthWestern Canada and EastCentral Alaska 1
313
Late Pleistocene Chronology of Glacial Lake Old Crow and the NorthWest Margin of the Laurentide Ice Sheet
347
Thickness and Character of Quaternary Sediments in the Glaciated United States East of the Rocky Mountains
363
An Outline of North American Deglaciation with Emphasis on Central and Northern Canada
373
Middle and Late Quaternary Glacial Limits in Greenland
425
Index
431
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