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Turbidity-current channels in Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska

Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences

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Abstract

Queen Inlet is unique among Glacier Bay fjords because it alone has a branching channel system incised in the Holocene sediment fill of the fjord floor. Queen Inlet and other known channel-containing fjords are marine-outwash fjords; the tidewater glacial fjords do not have steep delta fronts on which slides are generated and may not have a sufficient reservoir of potentially unstable coarse sediment to generate channel-cutting turbidity currents. Presence or absence of channels, as revealed in the ancient rock record, may be one criterion for interpreting types of fjords. -Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Turbidity-current channels in Queen Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska
Series title:
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Volume
26
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
First page:
807
Last page:
820