(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1980)

Document title

Radiocarbon dating of the rate of movement of two solifluction lobes in the Ruby Range, Yukon Territory

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The rates of solifluction of two lobes in the Ruby Range have been determined by C dates of samples taken from buried organic layers in the lobes. Twenty-one dates are available from one lobe, and seven from another. When plotted against distance back from control points at the lobe fronts the dates show considerable scatter. In part the scatter is thought to be due to a potential age range of 340100 yr in the organic layers. Linear and polynomial regressions were calculated for the time/distance relationships shown by the dates. The rates of lobe advance established by these means for the lobe with seven dates are not thought to be reliable. Reasonably good estimates of movement rate were determined for the second lobe by both the linear and polynomial methods. However, the rates established by the two methods are quite similar. Because of this and other uncertainties it is difficult to draw inferences of climatic change from the changes in movement rate shown by the polynomial solution.


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1980, vol. 13, no3 [pp. 365-379]

Bibliographic references : 28réf.



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