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Probability of moraine survival in a succession of glacial advances.

Geology

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Abstract

Emplacement of glacial moraines normally results in obliteration of older moraines deposited by less extensive glacial advances, a process we call 'obliterative overlap'. Assuming randomness and obliterative overlap, after 10 glacial episodes the most likely number of surviving moraines is only three. The record of the Pleistocene is in agreement with the probability analysis: the 10 glaciations during the past 0.9 Myr inferred from the deep-sea record resulted in moraine sequences in which only two or three different-aged moraine belts can generally be distinguished. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Probability of moraine survival in a succession of glacial advances.
Series title:
Geology
Volume
12
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geology
First page:
327
Last page:
330
Number of Pages:
4