TITLE

Glaciers

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, David J.A.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Progress in Physical Geography;Mar2005, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p114
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that reconstructing pleistocene glacial depositional environments understandably relies heavily on the study of modern analogues, but a cautionary tale is provided by scholars Zielinski and Van Loon, stemming from their intensive study of ancient sandar in Poland. They point out that the sedimentary architecture of the Polish glacifluvial deposits is best explained by braidplain development and that an alluvial fan model based upon modern Icelandic sandar is not necessarily applicable in many lowland Pleistocene settings. This implies that the braidplain model is likely to be relevant to the much larger sandur systems that developed in continental interiors at the margins of the last ice sheets.
ACCESSION #
16539650

 

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