Deglacial meltwater drainage and glaciodynamics : inferences from Laurentide eskers, Canada
published at : Canadian geomorphology 2000
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
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