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Document title

A chronology of Late-Pleistocene permafrost events in southern New Jersey

published at : Papers in honour of the 90th birthday of Professor emeritus J. Ross Mackay. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FRENCH H.M. ; DEMITROFF M. ; FORMAN S.L. ; NEWELL W.L. ;

Abstract

Frost fissures, filled with wind-abraded sand and mineral soil, and numerous small-scale non-diastrophic deformations, occur in the near-surface sediments of the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey. The fissures are the result of thermal-contraction cracking and indicate the previous existence of either permafrost or seasonally frozen ground. The deformations reflect thermokarst activity that occurred when permafrost degraded. Optically-stimulated luminescence permits construction of a tentative Late-Pleistocene permafrost chronology for southern New Jersey

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Permafrost and periglacial processes / ISSN 1045-6740 / CODEN PEPPED

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1990)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 18, no 1 [pp. 49-59]

Bibliographic references : 71 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

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