(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Stratigraphy and palaeoenvironments of Richards Island and the eastern Beaufort Continental Shelf during the last glacial-interglacial cycle

published at : Permafrost in the Mackenzie Delta, Canada. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MURTON J.B. (1) ;
(1) Permafrost Lab., Dep. of Geography, Univ. of Sussex, Brighton, ROYAUME-UNI


The Pleistocene lithostratigraphy exposed on northern Richards Island comprises 7 units that correlate with the offshore seismostratigraphy of the eastern Beaufort Continental Shelf. Land-sea correlations, cryostratigraphic observations and proxy indicators of environmental change provide a record of palaeoenvironmental history that commences before the last glacial-interglacial cycle. Major fluvial erosion during the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition incised cross-shelf valleys and formed a regional erosion surface. The Holocene marine transgression trimmed some of the erosion surface and offshore, covered it with marine deposits


Thematical fascicle

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

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 20, no 2 [pp. 107-125]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/ppp.647

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