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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1980)

Document title

Advance of the late Wisconsin Cordilleran Ice Sheet in southern British Columbia since 22,000 yr B. P

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CLAGUE J. J. ; ARMSTRONG J. E. ; MATHEWS W. H. ;

Abstract

Radiocarbon dates from critical stratigraphic localities in southern British Columbia indicate that the growth history of the late Wisconsin Cordilleran Ice Sheet was different from that of most of the Laurentide Ice Sheet to the east. Much of southern British Columbia remained free of ice until after about 19,000 to 20,000 yr ago| only adjacent to the Coast Mountains is there a record of lowland glacier tongues in the interval 22,000 to 20,000 yr B.P. A major advance to the climax of late Wisconsin Cordilleran glacier ice in the northern States was not begun until after about 18,000 yr B.P. in the southwest of British Columbia and after about 17,500 yr B.P. in the southeast. The rate of glacier growth must have been very rapid in the two to three millennia prior to the climax, which has been dated in western Washington at shortly after 15,000 yr N. P.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1980, vol. 13, no3 [pp. 322-326]

Bibliographic references : 23réf.

Language

Anglais

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