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Growth of a post-Little Ice Age submarine fan, Glacier Bay, Alaska

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/s003670050113

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Abstract

A small Holocene fan is forming where Queen Inlet, a hanging valley, enters West Arm fjord, Glacier Bay, Alaska. Queen fan formed in the last 80 years following retreat of the Little Ice Age glacier that filled Glacier Bay about 200 yr BP. It was built mainly by a turbidite system originating from Carroll Glacier delta, as the delta formed in the early 1900s at the head of Queen Inlet. The Late Holocene Queen fan is comparable to large Pleistocene fans that formed in the Gulf of Alaska and differs from trough-mouth fans formed by cooler climate glacier systems.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Growth of a post-Little Ice Age submarine fan, Glacier Bay, Alaska
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/s003670050113
Volume
19
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geo-Marine Letters
First page:
227
Last page:
236