(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

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Deglacial meltwater drainage and glaciodynamics : inferences from Laurentide eskers, Canada

published at : Canadian geomorphology 2000

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This paper evaluates current knowledge of Laurentide eskers in Canada in the light of developments in glacier hydrology and glacial sedimentology. Questions regarding the morpho-sedimentary relations of eskers, the synchroneity and operation of R-channel systems, the role of supraglacial meltwater input and proglacial water bodies, the controls on esker pattern, and the glaciodynamic condition of the ice sheet at the time of esker formation are discussed. A morphologic classification of eskers is proposed. 5 types of eskers are identified and investigated and their spatial distribution is discussed


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 32, no 3-4 [pp. 263-293]

Bibliographic references : 134 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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