(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

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Late Wisconsinan glaciation of the central sector of the Canadian High Arctic

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Geomorphic and chronological evidence from Cornwall Island in the Canadian High Arctic Archipelago provides direct evidence for the age and dynamics of the center and northern flank of the Innuitian Ice Sheet that covered the islands during the Late Wisconsinian glacial maximum. The regional chronology suggests rapid breakup of a marine-based Innuitian Ice Sheet that was destabilized by rapid eustatic sea-level rise and ice thinning during the early Holocene. This evidence provides strong support for a recently proposed ice divide spanning the central part of the Canadian High Arctic and indicates that most of the region was glaciated during the Late Wisconsinan


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2000, vol. 54, no2 [pp. 182-188]

Bibliographic references : 44 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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