(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1988)

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A radiocarbon-dated gelifluction lobe in the Nachvak Fiord area, northern Labrador, Canada

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Radiocarbon dates obtained on organic materials overriden by a gelifluction lobe allow some estimate of past gelifluction rates for a site near sea level in northern Labrador. The calculated mean gelifluction rate for the last 400 years is in the order of 8 mm/yr, somewhat higher than the average gelifluction rate described from other locations in the Canadian Arctic. The lobe contains two lithostratigraphic units : an inner diamicton, probably representing a buried gelifluction lobe, overlain by a silt/clay unit which may have been emplaced abruptly as a solifluction sheet. Mean creep rates for these units were in the order of 5 mm/yr and 15 mm/yr respectively


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 1988, vol. 13, no7 [pp. 657-662]

Bibliographic references : 9 réf.




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INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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