(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Quantitative geomorphological analysis of drumlins in the Peterborough drumlin field, Ontario, Canada

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MACLACHLAN J.C. (1) ; EYLES C.H. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, CANADA


This paper explores a computational method that allows identification of drumlins and extraction of their morphological characteristics from existing topographic digital data for a portion of the Peterborough drumlin field in Ontario. Spatial and non-spatial analysis of the form and distribution of drumlins across the study area identifies drumlin characteristics such as size, elongation ratio, symmetry and long axis orientation and shows that drumlins are not randomly distributed across the region and their form characteristics have distinct regional trends. Kernel density analysis is used to identify the regional trends in drumlin characteristics. Factors that appear to influence the form and distribution of drumlins in the study area include sediment thickness, length of time beneath the ice, ice velocity and direction of ice movement. The distribution of particularly well developed asymmetric and elongate drumlins coincides with the location of a broad bedrock low and is interpreted to identify the former location of a fast-flowing ice stream


Article of periodic

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 95, no2 [pp. 125-144]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 13 fig., 1 tabl.




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