(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

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Transport direction of Peoria Loess in Nebraska and implications for loess sources on the Central Great Plains

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In the midwestern United States, large rivers draining the Laurentide Ice Sheet (LIS) were the most important sources of Peoria Loess, deposited during the last glaciation. In contrast, it has been proposed that thick Peoria Loess on the central Great Plains was derived mainly from unglaciated landscapes northwest of the main loess deposits. In this study, transport directions inferred from more than 600 measurements of Peoria Loess thickness in Nebraska are used to test the hypothesis that much of the Peoria Loess on the Great Plains is nonglaciogenic. Peoria Loess deposition on the central Great plains was largely a direct response to climatic change in the unglaciated source region


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 56, no1 [pp. 79-86]

Bibliographic references : 32 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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