(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1986)

Document title

Reliability of a fjord glacier's fluctuations for paleoclimatic reconstructions

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MANN D. H. ;


Historical observations of fjord glaciers in southern Alaska suggest that their fluctuations may be asynchronous with one another and with climate. Possible causes for anomalous fjord glacier response to climatic changes involve the instabilities inherent in a calving terminus, the interaction of fjord geometry with the extent of the calving terminus, and the intersection of low-lying snow line by a thickening glacier. The Lituya glacier system in southeast Alaska is analyzed with reference to these phenomena to test the reliability of its Holocene glacial deposits as paleoclimatic records.


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1986, vol. 25, no1 [pp. 10-24]

Bibliographic references : 39 réf.



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