TITLE

Minor expansion of alpine glaciers in Wright Valley, Antarctica

AUTHOR(S)
Hall, Brenda L.; Denton, George H.
PUB. DATE
December 1992
SOURCE
Antarctic Journal of the United States;1992, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents information on Plio-Pleistocene alpine glacier activity and paleoclimate in east-central Wright Valley that bears on Pliocene paleoclimate and east antarctic ice sheet dynamics. Distribution of alpine drift and silty till near Bartley Glacier.
ACCESSION #
9604166574

 

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